Ms Williams returned to the court on December 30 at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, where she lost an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 3-6 10-5.
"After competing in Abu Dhabi I realised that although I am superclose, I'm not where I want to be", the 36-year-old said. "I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time". "I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open", she added.
She had won the tournament seven times, with her first victory coming in 2003.
"After the two events, a decision will be made about his participation at the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, where Novak has been crowned champion six times".
The tournament director Lawrence Robertson and team tried to offer Williams the star wildcard into the event but the 23-time grand slam champion on Thursday confirmed she would not be playing; leaving her comeback plans a mystery. She wants to give herself the best chance to win.
Williams is the latest big name to withdraw from the year's opening Grand Slam, which will be played from January 15 to 28, with Britain's Andy Murray (hip) and Japan's Kei Nishikori (wrist) having already said they would not compete.
"I've been in constant contact with Serena and her team and know this is why she has pushed it and pushed it until the 11th hour to make her final decision".
There are also doubts over the fitness of Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, who won the title in 2014.
Five different players also shared the top ranking in 2017 after Williams was dethroned during her hiatus.
Garbine Muguruza: the reigning Wimbledon women's champion retired from the Brisbane International with severe cramps but has since been cleared to play in Sydney next week.
Lukaku played the ball into Lingard's path, and the attacking midfielder hit an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner. Marouane Fellaini is also back in the squad, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains on the sidelines whilst David De Gea is rested.
Wednesday's high in Madison was 12, 15 degrees below normal and 45 degrees below the record high of 57 for January 3, set in 1874. Another round of arctic air is set to move into Southside Virginia by Thursday , bringing gusty winds and more bitter cold.
With no lucky victor in Friday night's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $361 million for Tuesday's drawing. The in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot on Wednesday is about $8 million, or a $6.36 million cash option.
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Vernon Shazier, who is an National Football League chaplain, told WPXI that faith is helping the family through the crisis. He asked Vernon, a Pastor, to "pray for me", according to the report. "When he went down, all of us went down with him".
Johnson and her neighbor claim they saw a man with a history of public intoxication hanging around the home prior to the fire. On Tuesday morning, Johnson's home in Gadsen, Alabama went up in flames and the blaze is now being investigated for arson .
A passenger is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman as she slept on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit . His wife told officials a similar story, and said that they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats.
Government sources said ministers were "open" to the idea of a coffee cup charge if evidence shows it would change behaviour. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef and campaigner, said: "The UK has woken up and smelled the coffee cup nightmare".
Trump before the election, and say that the Obama-era Justice Department may have been prejudiced against their then-nominee. Lawmakers can not prosecute, but generally refer any criminal violations they find to the Justice Department.
Crude oil and refined petroleum supplies will be also capped, in accordance with the restrictions imposed earlier by the UN. The revelations came as China denied claims by President Donald Trump it had allowed oil shipments to the North.
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Captain Marvel casts actor DeWanda Wise
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Amazon Alexa will soon control microwave ovens
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