Venus Williams had to withdraw from the Australian Open due to an injury. According to sports news reports, she sustained the injury during the ASB Classic in New Zealand.
Organizers gave Williams a main-draw wild card for her 22nd appearance at the tournament. Also, it came 25 years since her debut in 1998. Her withdrawal from the Australian Open came days after her first win in a competitive match in a year and a half.
Williams won against Katie Volynets in the first round of the ASB Classic. However, she lost to Zhu Lin in the tournament’s next round.
According to pay per head bookie sources, Williams appeared in the Australian Open finals twice in her career. However, she lost both times to her sister Serena.
Venus Willians Withdrew from Australian Open
Since making her professional debut in 1994, Williams has won seven grand slam titles and risen to the top of the singles and doubles rankings across the world.
According to sports betting software reports, Carlos Alcaraz will skip the Australian Open due to a leg injury. He is currently the number one male player in the world.
His victory at the 2022 US Open in September made him the youngest player to ever reach No. 1 in the men’s tennis rankings. At 19, he would have been making his grand slam debut at this tournament.
Iga Swiatek, the current No. 1 in the women’s world rankings, withdrew from the Adelaide International 2 on Saturday owing to a right shoulder issue, casting doubt on her long-term health.