Did serena williams win the australian open
This is what the tournament tweeted to its three-time champion early Thursday.
It wasnt a confident, forward-looking assessment of the match from Serena, and while she didnt (and still doesnt) owe anything to fans or the media as far as being 100 percent open about her thought process at all times, it didnt inspire much confidence that.
It is another blow to a tournament which has already lost Andy Murray and can't be sure whether Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka will be fit to compete.
On Thursday, Britain's, andy Murray pulled out of the tournament, which starts on 15 January.Williams, now ranked 22 in the world, is not the only major name to withdraw from the Australian Open, which starts on January.Williams post-and-delete also left the British Broadcasting Corp.Serena Williams plays reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko Credit: AFP.Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, who won the title in 2014.Serena Williams has pulled out of the Australian Open Credit: getty images.Serena Williams defaeted her sister, Venus Williams, to win the 2017 Australian Open.Its a shame that she wont return to the courts to kick off the year of tennis, though, and every fan is hoping this Serena drought comes to an end asap."The memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again added Williams.Serena Williams is going on maternity leave, sending social media into overdrive.
Open winner Andy Roddick and his wife, Brooklyn Decker, had to say: The news means Serena won't be playing the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris next month.Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent, it is less than four months since Williams gave birth.Williams was eight weeks pregnant with daughter Olympia when she won her seventh Australian Open title in 2017.Williams, the worlds most marketable female athlete according to forbes, had got engaged to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian at the end of last season.By failing to defend her title, however, she will lose her remaining rankings points, and will thus have to rely on wild cards when she finally decides to play again.Although she always said she would like to have children one day, not many observers would have expected it to come while she is still chasing Margaret Courts all-time record of 24 grand slam singles championships.It was never going to be good enough for her to just compete.".
I am definitely looking forward to getting back out there.
"After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be the 36-year-old said.