Tennis champion and new mom, Serena Williams, has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open in Melbourne.
She said she’s not quite ready to compete on a tournament level after just giving birth on September 1, 2017 to her beautiful daughter.
“I can compete – but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time.
“The memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again.”
The 36-year-old American last week lost her first match, losing 6-2, 3-6, 10-5 to Latvian Jelena Ostanpenko in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi.