Williams, 40, announced she would skip her second straight Grand Slam event, saying, “I am not where I need to be physically to compete.” Serena Williams has announced her withdrawal from next month’s Australian Open, extending her absence from the sport that she long ruled.
“I am not where I need to be physically to compete,” Williams said in the announcement on Wednesday as the Australian Open released the list of entered players for the 2022 tournament.
Williams, 40, a seven-time Australian Open singles champion, has not played on the WTA Tour since June 28, when she retired late in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon because of an injured right hamstring.
The injury was slow to heal, and it also kept her from competing in the 2021 U.S. Open. Williams did not mention the hamstring injury specifically in her statement on Wednesday, saying only that she decided to withdraw because of “the advice from my medical team.”
Serena Williams’ pregnancy: Serena Williams has been talking about pregnancy and having another baby following the growing up of her first child, Olympia Alexis Ohanian Jnr. When the rumours began to spread that tennis legend Serena Williams is pregnant, it did not take long for many people to deny that this was true.
However, so many people were very shocked when Serena’s publicist, Kelly Bush Novak, officially confirmed that the greatest ever female tennis player is pregnant, although it seems that there were none quite as shocked as the superstar herself.
The photo posted on Snapchat with the baby bump and then removed a few mins after she had left some doubts about Serena Williams’s pregnancy.
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Serena Williams’ age: Serena Williams is 40 years of age at the time of writing. She will celebrate her 40th birthday on September 26, making her one of the oldest players on the WTA tour.
Serena Williams’ Retirement: Having recorded one of her earliest losses in Grand Slams in nearly a year Serena Williams has given rise to yet another batch of retirement rumours and conversations about her age and longevity on the tour.