Per ESPN, Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open, the tournament which she won a year ago while two months pregnant.
"After competing in Abu Dhabi, I realised that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be", Williams added.
The 23-time Grand Slam victor defeated her sister Venus in last year's Australian Open 6-4 6-4 and had a second consecutive title in her sights when the tournament started later this month. On January 4, the tennis champ shared her decision to withdraw from the 2018 Australian Open, and offered a heartfelt explanation as to why.
Williams' absence, while disappointing for fans and officials, raises the prospect of another first-time grand slam victor making their mark in Melbourne.
Williams had told Vogue magazine last August about her "outrageous plan" to defend her title, but the short turnaround after giving birth has proven too much for even the greatest player of her generation.
There are also doubts over the fitness of Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, who won the title in 2014.
She gave birth in September and played in an exhibition tournament last week.
He was upset in Round Two of the Australian Open by Uzbekistani Denis Istomin, ranked 117th in the world at the time, and also lost in the Quarter Finals of the French Open to Dominic Thiem.
Craig Tiley has always been adamant all the stars would be in town, but his instinctive optimism would make him a very good economic forecaster for any government in need of a boost.
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The group of 300 women, which includes actresses America Ferrera , Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon; lawyer Nina L. The Hollywood project is described as a "unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere".
With no lucky victor in Friday night's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $361 million for Tuesday's drawing. The $343 million prize would be the eighth-highest won, according to the Mega Millions website .
The World Health Organization is recognizing gaming as a mental health disorder that can lead to problems down the road as adults. Tshabalala said the average gamer was not doing that and it was not easy to say how much time one person spent playing games.
Moore was re- broadcast with transcription on the Fox News Channel, a nationally distributed cable television channel. Corfman with alcohol, flattered her, laid blankets and pillows on the floor, and took off her and his outer clothing.
Terry Allen Miles, 44, according to police, may have the children, but it's unclear what his relationship is to the girls. Tonya Bates, the mother of the two missing girls, was found dead on New Year's Eve, according to KVUE-TV.
Storm Eleanor wasted no time hitting Ireland, with people sharing pictures of the bad weather endured outside their homes. A yellow weather warning has been issued across the South-east ahead of the arrival of Storm Eleanor tonight (Tuesday).
Cancer Deaths Continue a Steep Decline
Cancer deaths have fallen yet again, thanks mostly to huge declines in smoking , the American Cancer Society said Thursday. With the variation in cancer death rate, the lifetime probability is still higher in men than women.
Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama dominates No
Subsequent camera angles showed a blatant offensive pass interference penalty committed by Alabama that went uncalled. The Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide past year behind his 420 passing yards and four total touchdowns.
Computer glitch temporarily halts US Customs operations
Photos posted on social networks by stranded passengers showed long lines at New York's JFK and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson. Some travelers arriving or departing San Diego International Airport may have been delayed New Year's Day due to a U.S.