Serena Williams Will Not Play In The 2018 Australian Open

Reigning champion Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Reigning champion Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

She made a tentative return at an Abu Dhabi exhibition late last month.

The younger Williams sister goes on to say in a statement to media, "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".

After giving birth to a baby girl last September and hosting a fairytale wedding in New Orleans in November, Serena Williams needs some time to adjust to her new life.

Williams began last year's Australian Open one week after learning she was pregnant.

The former world number one, who won the last of his 12 grand slam honors when he captured his maiden French Open title in 2016, has not played since retiring against Czech Tomas Berdych with the injury in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July.

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She had won the tournament seven times, with her first victory coming in 2003.

Several other stars, including top-ranked Rafael Nadal, six-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2014 victor Stan Wawrinka, also are dealing with injuries.

The season's first major starts on January 15 at Melbourne Park and seven-time Australian Open champion Williams will be missing it for the first time since 2011. In terms of total years, it was the oldest Grand Slam women's final in the Open era -Williams sisters combining for 71 years, 11 months. "I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open".

Now 36 with a growing family, will she ever be back on court at the Australian Open? Her confidence was reportedly shaken after losing to Jelena Ostapenko in her comeback match at the French Open.

Few players have successfully bounced back after giving birth, and even fewer have managed to go on to win Grand Slam titles. The former No. 1 hasn't played an official match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam there a year ago beating sister Venus in the final.

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