Prime News, International Sport, Tennis, Brisbane (Australia), January 2:- Venus Williams pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane Tennis International on Wednesday after a setback during practice.
The American veteran said she still hoped to play at the Adelaide International later this month ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.
The tournament, featuring a strong field including world number one Ashleigh Barty and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, gets underway on January 6. Organisers will announce a replacement for Williams on Thursday. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)