Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Novak Djokovic during a press conference

Her decision comes after a recent loss at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, where she lost to Jelena Ostapenko.

The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here a year ago, saying she wasn't convinced she could win it.

Williams didn't drop a set while winning last year's title, and her victory helped her regain the world No.1 ranking.

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There is also uncertainty over whether former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the latter of which arrived in Melbourne earlier on Friday, will be fit to take to the court.

Williams previous year beat older sister Venus in the final.

Meanwhile, Djokovic sent his "support and strength" to Andy Murray in a heartfelt message after the three-time Grand Slam champion issued a worrying update on his fitness. Meanwhile, Tie Break Tens is scheduled to see the return of other injury affected stars in World No 1 Rafa Nadal and 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka.

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Serena also said that she was disappointed to withdraw but looked forward to returning in the future.

"I can compete - but I don't want to just compete".

Fans of tennis superstar Serena Williams were gearing up for her big comeback to the sport later this month, but they're going to have to wait a bit longer.

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