Williams sisters withdraw from Open doubles

Last updated 17:01 17/01/2014

Relevant offers

Tennis

Kiwi Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic finish second in latest ATP event Teen Alexander Zverev stuns Stanislas Wawrinka to win St. Petersburg title Agnieszka Radwanska overpowers Puig, while Muguruza falls short in Tokyo Tennis NZ plans changes to nationals and return to Fed Cup New Zealand to face India in Davis Cup tie Exhausted Andy Murray desperate for break from tennis World group playoff would be a huge fillip for Tennis New Zealand Finn Tearney wins both Davis Cup rubbers on debut for New Zealand New Zealand retain place in Davis Cup group one Marina Erakovic pumped for month in Asia

Venus and Serena Williams have withdrawn from the doubles competition at the Australian Open, shortly before their first-round match was scheduled to be played on Friday.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