Serena bombshell dropped on Australian Open

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The Australian Open has copped a important stroke with seven-time champion Serena Williams expected to miss the 2022 event.

Tennis Australia volition merchandise the women's introduction database this day but a fig of reports assertion Williams - 1 of the champion tennis players ever - has not nominated for the archetypal Grand Slam of the year.

The 40-year-old American, who has won 23 Grand Slams crossed a glittering career, has not played a large tourney since retiring successful the archetypal circular astatine Wimbledon successful July.

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Serena Williams. (AP)

At the past Australian Open successful January, Williams made it to the semi finals earlier losing to Naomi Osaka. Williams has won Australia's showcase tourney 7 times, the latest successful 2017.

She's presently ranked No.41 successful the world.

The Australian Open whitethorn besides beryllium missing the existent No.1 men's subordinate arsenic Novak Djokovic continues his stance against revealing his COVID-19 vaccination status.

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