Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open after picking up an injury during her run to the second round at the ASB Classic. The 42-year-old received a wildcard into the first Grand Slam of the season but has been forced to return it following a new physical setback. It comes as Emma Raducanu’s Australian Open chances hang in the balance after the 20-year-old rolled her ankle at the same tournament in Auckland and criticised the court conditions.
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