Venus Williams Confirms Absence from Australian Open 2024 and Reveals Comeback Plans

Venus Williams has unveiled her strategy for the upcoming 2024 tennis season, which includes her decision to skip the Australian Open at the beginning of the year.

Williams faced considerable challenges during her 2023 campaign, struggling to progress beyond the second round in any tournament. Her season commenced at the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she was defeated by Lin Zhu in the Round of 16.

Unfortunately, an injury sustained during this tournament forced her to withdraw from the Asia-Pacific Major and several subsequent tournaments.

She made her comeback at the onset of the grass court season during the Libema Open in June. However, she experienced an early exit after losing to Celine Naef in the opening round. At the Rothesay Classic, she managed to defeat Camila Giorgi but was eliminated by Jelena Ostapenko in the Round of 16.

Traditionally a successful venue for Williams, the Wimbledon Championships proved challenging this year as she suffered a straight-sets defeat to Elina Svitolina in the first round.

During the North American hardcourt swing, her most recent appearances were at the Canadian Open, Cincinnati Open, and the US Open. Unfortunately, she secured only one victory in Cincinnati against Veronika Kudermetova.

Williams has now confirmed that she sustained an injury at Wimbledon this year, which affected her performance in subsequent tournaments. She is actively working on regaining her fitness and aims to return to competitive action in March next year.