Venus, Serena Williams Opt Out Of Australian Open

By WBOK Staff

Monday, January 3, 2022

On Friday (Dec. 30), Venus Williams announced she will join her sister Serena in not participating in the Australian Open, marking the first time that a Grand Slam tournament will be without the pro tennis superstar sisters since 1997.

In early December, Serena announced she will not be competing in the Open due to a right hamstring injury. Venus herself has only missed three Australian Open tournaments since her 1998 debut. Most recently, she opted out of the 2012 edition of the tournament as she battled an auto-immune disease.

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