Williams sisters withdraw from Open doubles

Last updated 17:01 17/01/2014

Relevant offers

Tennis

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal on a collision course to clash in the Barcelona Open final Maria Sharapova cruises into Stuttgart Grand Prix semifinals Maria Sharapova not inclined to reply to Eugenie Bouchard's 'cheat' serve: 'I'm way above that' Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray into Barcelona quarterfinals Maria Sharapova wins again to advance to Stuttgart quarterfinals Maria Sharapova makes winning return to tennis after 15-month doping ban but faces criticism Snapchat pregnancy announcement 'an accident' - Serena Williams Maria Sharapova 'nervous' playing comeback at Stuttgart Open Mixed results for Kiwi tennis players around world Serena Williams hits out at Ilie Nastase for 'racist and sexist comments'

Venus and Serena Williams have withdrawn from the doubles competition at the Australian Open, shortly before their first-round match was scheduled to be played on Friday.

Tournament officials said the sisters pulled out because of an injury to Venus' lower left leg.

The announcement came shortly after Serena Williams, a five-time singles champion in Australia, won her third-round singles match against Daniela Hantuchova in temperatures of almost 40C (104F).

The Williams sisters have combined for 13 career Grand Slam doubles titles. They were unseeded at Melbourne Park after only playing four tournaments together last year.


Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content