Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International event
Former world primary Venus Williams has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane Worldwide after struggling an “sudden setback” in coaching.
The 39-year-old, who gained the final of her seven Grand Slam singles titles in 2008, hopes to play in Adelaide earlier than the Australian Open on 20 January.
A alternative for the world quantity 52 will likely be introduced on Thursday.
World primary Ashleigh Barty and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka are amongst a robust discipline.
The event begins on 6 January.