Serena Williams establishes in a surprise and dismay pronouncement that she will not take part in the Australian Open
“following advice from her medical team.”
striving in several parts of Australian Open tournaments, her first one dating back to 2003 – the seven-time women’s singles champion was not on the entry list that was published on Wednesday for this year’s tournament.
“Following the advice of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from this year’s Australian Open,”
Williams said in a statement.
“While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete.”
The news comes after The CEO of the Australian Open, Craig Tiley stating last month that the tennis star probably would be playing at Melbourne Park for the tournament.
With the tennis star’s resolution to discontinuation from the tournament, many hypothesize this could be the last they will see the erstwhile Grand Slam champion in Melbourne.
Williams, who holds more Grands Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman, or man, will solely need one more to match Margaret Court’s record with 24.