Serena Williams won’t be defending her Australian Open title after SHE withdrew from the first grand slam of the 2018 season, saying she needs “more time” after giving birth last year.
“Congratulations, Serena on number 23,” said Venus, who at 36 is the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open era.
Serena Williams beat sister, Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.
Serena Williams last year used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she had gotten engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.
According to BBC, the tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem.
She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her – and she said yes.