26 Nov 2010

Serena pulls out of Australian Open

6:00 am on 26 November 2010

Champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from January's Australian tennis Open as she struggles to recover from a foot injury which has sidelined her since July.

Serena Williams has not played competitively since beating Vera Zvonareva to win Wimbledon in early July and has been forced to undergo a second surgery on the foot she hurt by standing on broken glass at a restaurant.