Published: Fri, January 05, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Serena Williams Drops out of Australian Open

Serena Williams Drops out of Australian Open

Reigning champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open in Melbourne.

In January a year ago, Serena won the Australian Open for an Open-Era record seventh time, defeating her sister Venus. Murray joined Japanese star Kei Nishikori, who has been out of competitive action since last August after suffering a wrist injury during a practice session at Cincinnati and has also pulled out of the season-opening Grand Slam. However, following that she stayed away from the game for the rest of the year before giving birth to a baby girl.

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"After pulling out from Abu Dhabi and ATP Doha events due to pain in his right elbow, Novak is travelling to Australia where he will take part in two exhibition tournaments", said a statement on Djokovic's website. The 36-year-old went on to win the tournament, defeating her sister in the final, before taking the remainder of the year off. In September, Serena had revealed that she had set an "outrageous" goal of making a comeback at the Australian Open, something which will push her Grand Slam total to an all-time record-tying 24 titles.

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

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"Serena transcends the sport in the way she approaches all aspects of her life". The 12-time Grand Slam victor will also play the Tie Break Tens at Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on January 10 in the evening, joining Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt in the field.

On medical advice, he also withdrew from the Qatar Open and now faces a final fitness test for the Australian Open.

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