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Serena Williams to miss 2022 Australian Open following medical advice



Serena Williams will not make the trip to Melbourne for next month’s Australian Open.

Serena Williams has confirmed she will not contest the Australian Open next month.

The Australian Open’s website said the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne “following advice from her medical team”.

Serena Williams move

“While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete,” Williams told the website.

“Melbourne is one of my favourite cities to visit and I look forward to playing at the AO every year.


“I will miss seeing the fans, but am excited to return and compete at my highest level.”

More to come.