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Venus Williams Withdraws From Australian Open Citing Health

Venus Williams withdrew from the Australian Open a week before the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament because of health issues.

Williams, 31, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion and runner-up at the Australian Open in 2003, announced the decision today on her website. She also said she has “every intention to return” to the WTA tour in February.