The 36-year-old had been planning to try and defend the title she claimed last year, for the seventh time in her superb career. "My coach and team always said 'Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.' With that being said I am disappointed to say I've decided not to compete in The Australian Open this year", she explained. However, she chose to bow out of the tournament just four months after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia.
Serena Williams just announced that she will not be participating at this year's Australian Open. Her decision comes after a recent loss at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, where she lost to Jelena Ostapenko.
SerenaWilliams' return to the tennis spotlight will be put on hold after the 23-time major victor withdrew from the 2018 Australian Open.
Williams, who only returned to the sport last week since giving birth in September, said although she was superclose to full form, she was not yet where she wants to be.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: "I've been in constant contact with Serena and her team and know this is why she has pushed it and pushed it until the 11th hour to make her final decision". In Abu Dhabi, Williams was clearly sluggish and had problems with her serve.
World number one Rafael Nadal and six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic also have injury issues, having yet to play a competitive match this year.
The 2018 Australian Open will begin on January 15.
Williams, whose Grand Slam tally is just one shy of the all-time record held by Australian Margaret Court, said she was disappointed to withdraw, but looked forward to returning in the future. No. 1-ranked Simona Halep and No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki are bidding to win their first Grand Slam singles titles. The former No. 1 hasn't played an official match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam there previous year beating sister Venus in the final.
Agatha Matheson , while Eoin Macken , David Ajala , Sam Strike , Maya Eshet , Angus Sampson , Jodie Turner-Smith, and Brían F. Nightflyers will be shot in Ireland, and has a tentative premiere date of July, 2018.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN , Isaiah Thomas will make his Cavaliers debut against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 2. The post Isaiah Thomas has requested to not receive a video tribute from the Celtics appeared first on Cavs Nation .
The recommended posts from accounts that users aren't already following will appear in a user's normal Instagram feed. However, there is one fundamental difference between the hashtag feature and the new " recommended posts " feature.
White House officials and Trump's high-profile supporters have launched an effort to raise doubts about Wolff's credibility. Reagan, the Republican US president from 1981-1989, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994 and died in 2004.
If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier. President Trump this week asked Congress for $18-B to pay for the 1st phase of The Wall's construction .
Macron and Erdogan also discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fight against terror and the war in Syria. During his stay, the Turkish president held a private meeting with his French counterpart at the Elysee Palace.
Iowa State fan Nathan Monford traveled from Cincinnati, Ohio with family members to cheer on his team and see a bit of Memphis . Lazard ended up with 142 yards receiving in his final college game and was named the Liberty Bowl's most valuable player.
Jay-Z could be about to drop the realest music video of his career with this new teaser for his single 'Family Feud '. In the clip, some celebrity guests make cameo appearances: namely, Blue Ivy and Beyoncé .
According to the Albany Times-Union , police were called to the home at 158 2nd Avenue about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday. A local pastor told Times Union the 36-year-old also has an older son who was not home at the time.
For a time earlier this season, the first team All-Big Ten running back was the Heisman Trophy front-runner. If you want to watch the game and you don't have a cable subscription don't worry.
How to Watch Saints vs. Panthers
Newton targeted his tight end 10 times , resulting in only one reception (for 10 yards) and one of Newton's three interceptions. New Orleans is lead by a two-headed monster at running back between rookie standout Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.
Everton signs Turkey striker Tosun from Besiktas
I do not think you can look any more than we have done and, for the price, he is the best in Europe at the moment". He has got some good movement, he's two-footed, he's not the biggest but he's efficient in the air in the box.
Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate
This, represents a total of 401 435 candidates, who had passed the 2017 NSC examinations. Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said it had been a "long, anxious wait for NSC candidates".
How cold is it? Snow is falling in Florida
The National Weather Service predicted NY could see 5-8 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour on Thursday. It already has led to thousands of canceled flights and shuttered schools, as well as fears of outages and flooding.
South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash
A~tourist has been killed and seven others injured when a sightseeing balloon crashed over the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. The balloon was carrying both Egyptians and foreign tourists, with the nationality of the latter not yet having been disclosed.
Halep, Sharapova off to flying starts
Five-times major victor Sharapova hit 18 winners and needed an hour and 22 minutes to despatch the experienced Buzarnescu 6-3 6-0 for a winning start to the year.
YouTube responds to Logan Paul controversy
Grayson Dolan, a teenaged social media star with 5.1 million Twitter followers, said Paul should simply have known better. In the posted video, the face of the person who appeared to have taken his or her own life is blurred.
An Epic Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming to Ring in 2018
And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains , the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at. Then, the moon will be just 223,068 miles from Earth, compared to its average distance of 238,855 miles.