After Serena Williams’ title wasn’t on the entry checklist for the 2022 Australian Open, the 23-time Grand Slam winner confirmed that she will not be collaborating within the event subsequent month. In accordance with the Australian Open’s official web site, Williams said that she would not be enjoying within the Grand Slam event and as a substitute is “following recommendation from her medical staff.”
Williams continues to be coping with a hamstring harm that she suffered in her first spherical match at Wimbledon in July.
“Whereas that is by no means a simple determination to make, I’m not the place I have to be bodily to compete,” Williams advised the Australian Open web site. “Melbourne is one in all my favourite cities to go to and I look ahead to enjoying on the AO yearly. I’ll miss seeing the followers, however am excited to return and compete at my highest degree.”
Williams has had quite a lot of success on the Australian Open prior to now. The 40-year outdated received her final profession Grand Slam title on the 2017 Australian Open and in complete has received the event seven instances.
Within the 2021 Australian Open, Williams made all of it the way in which the semifinals earlier than falling to Naomi Osaka in straight units.
Williams is not the primary high-profile girls’s tennis star who’s lacking the event. On Monday, Bianca Andreescu, who received the 2019 U.S. Open, introduced that she is taking a psychological break from the game and can sit out the beginning of the 2022 season, which incorporates the Australian Open.