Venus Williams withdraws from Australian Open 2011 after injury, but not yet retiring

By on Jan 22, 2011 in Australia, Sports, Tennis Comments

Venus Williams was reported to have announced that she withdrawn her self from Australian Open 2011 after an injury on Wednesday, but she insists that she is not yet retiring from playing tennis.

According to US news sites, Venus Williams retired from the Australian Open 2011 and admitted not that she is not healthy enough to play the third round on Friday against Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Venus, whose younger sister Serena Williams earlier decided not to play for the Australian Open 2011 to defend her title due to foot injury, suffered a groin injury during her match against Czech Sandra Zahlavova on Wednesday, as shown in the photo below.

The American tennis player, who used to be world’s number one, was treated in the locker room during that game, and came back with a strap but winning the last two sets of their match.

“Obviously I just couldn’t play,” Venus Williams said, who was reported to have tears while in agony.

“I couldn’t move, it was too painful,” She added, who scored only seven points in that game against Petkovic.

“When I come back to play next time, I’ll be a 100 percent so I won’t be back until whenever that is,” Venus told the news, and insisted that she will not be retiring yet from the sport.

Meanwhile, earlier reports revealed that Venus Williams came to the Australian Open 2011 wearing a revealing and daring attire, in which she and her sister Serena were known to have been projecting their own ‘fashion statement’.

Venus Williams, before withdrawing from Australian Open 2011
Photo credit: Mark Kolbe – Getty Images

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