Serena Williams Won't Play In Australian Open


Published on December 9 2021 6:04 am
Last Updated on December 9 2021 6:05 am

Serena Williams confirmed Wednesday that she won’t be playing in the Austalian Open in January, the season-opening major that she’s won seven times.

The 40-year-old Williams hasn’t played since retiring from her first-round match at Wimbledon this summer with a hamstring injury. She told the Australian Open’s website, “While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete.”