Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2018 Williams Watch- Gone From The Australian Open
As y'all already know, Serena gave birth to her daughter Alexis back in September, and had targeted the Australia Open as her time to return to competitive tennis.
But after entering a warm up tournament Down Under and not playing up to her exacting standards. she and her coach decided it would be better for her to spend more time on the practice court getting up to Serena level, and withdrew from the Australian Open.
Unfortunately fifth seeded Big Sis was one of the eight players who went down in the opening round of the Australian Open. She fell in straight sets to Belinda Bencic 3-6, 5-7. Benci herself was upset in the next round.
Oh well, sad to see that Venus' work week in Melbourne was a short one. See y'all in Paris for the French Open.
And hope Serena is there as well.