Venus Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open after sustaining an injury at a warm-up tournament.
The 42-year-old had been awarded a wildcard for the Grand Slam, which begins on 16 January in Melbourne.
Williams was injured during the ASB Classic in Auckland.
There are doubts over world number one Iga Swiatek’s fitness after she withdrew from the Adelaide International 2 WTA 500 next week.
Poland’s Swiatek, 21, has a problem with her right shoulder.