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Friday, January 5, 2018

Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open in Melbourne.

The 36-year-old American last week played her first match since giving birth in September.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: "Although I am super close, I'm not where I want to be."

She said: "My coach and team always said 'only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way'. I can compete - but I don't want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time. The memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again."


  1. She isn't fit yet. She shouldn't rush it. She would surely excel when she finally returns

  2. She came out too early before

  3. You can't stay winning forever. No condition is permanent