Serena Williams Backs Out From Australian Open – In the early part of the 2010 season, Serena Williams dominated with victories at the Australian Open and the grass of Wimbledon. Serena Williams will not be competing in Australian Open in January due to foot injury.
The defending champion withdraws from the Australian Open in January in order to give herself more time to recover from foot surgery. The American tennis player was not able to play competitively since winning her fourth Wimbledon crown in July. Even though she tried to come back ahead of the season-ending WTA Championships in Qatar; unfortunately, she had to give up her attempts after worsening the injury in training.
The previous world number one sustained the original injury after standing on broken glass at a restaurant shortly after winner her second grand slam of the year and 13th of her glittering career. Williams is also due to compete in the Hopman Cup in Australia next month, but according to a statement released on Thursday, she had been left with no choice but to back out.
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World Number 1 and currently ranked world number 4 in singles and number 5 in doubles with her sister Venus Williams. She has ranked world number 1 in singles on five separate occasions.
She is primarily a baseline player. Her game is built around taking immediate control of rallies with a powerful and consistent serve, which is considered by some to be the best in the women’s game, return of serve, and forceful groundstrokes from both her forehand and backhand swings.