Venus Williams Withdraws From Auckland
by Staff | December 19th, 2011, 6:08 pm
  • No Comments

Venus Williams’s comeback to tennis is back on hold. The seven-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from the WTA Auckland tournament today citing “health issues”.

Williams announced earlier this summer that she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, a condition that has kept her off the tennis circuit since the US Open.

Venus did play in two exhibition matches last month in Colombia and Milan but in the best interest of her health and recovery she will forego the ASB Auckland.

“Only last month she was reported saying she was looking forward to her first tournament of the year in Auckland and had heard great things about the ASB Classic. Her goal was to play a full schedule next year,” said Auckland TD Richard Palmer.

Venus is still scheduled for now to play at the Australian Open beginning on January 17.


Also Check Out:
Venus, Woz Final in Auckland a Gut Check for Both
Isner, Monfils Withdraw From Auckland; Will The Frenchman Play The Australian Open?
WTA Wrap: Sharapova Closes on Serena; Venus, Halep Title
Dementieva Runs Through All-Russian Final at WTA Auckland
Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Paris For “Personal Reasons”, Will He Have Appendix Surgery Next Week?

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

Comments are closed.

Top story: Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych In Thursday, Who's The Pick? Wawrinka, Djokovic Advance
  • Recent Comments
Rankings
ATP - Jan 19 WTA - Jan 19
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Ekaterina Makarova
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.