"After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be", Williams said in a statement.
The 36-year-old only gave birth to a baby girl in September and was unable to practice for two months afterwards due to medical reasons.
Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child.
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.
"It is better to take a bit more time, and when you come back to the competition, you are ready to be yourself - win or lose is another thing - but at least be yourself and be at the top of what you can do".
"The memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again", added Williams.
"The true champion Serena is has been demonstrated in the Herculean efforts she has made over the past few months in her desire to play the Australian Open", Tiley said.
"Serena transcends the sport in the way she approaches all aspects of her life".
He was upset in Round Two of the Australian Open by Uzbekistani Denis Istomin, ranked 117th in the world at the time, and also lost in the Quarter Finals of the French Open to Dominic Thiem. There is no word yet on when she will be, but Miami in March may be a good bet.
They include more than two-thirds of the flights at New York City and Boston airports, according to the FlightAware website. In total, there were 4,385 flights within, into, and out of the USA canceled Thursday, according to FlightAware.
Before Disney acquired Fox's studio and TV platforms, Citi predicted there was a 20-30 per cent chance Apple would acquire it. For now, it's the kind of talk that's only happening among analysts - and not between Apple and Netflix (so far as we know).
Five days ago, Underwood posted a photo on Instagram of herself with a scarf nearly completely covering her face. Additionally Underwood says that she'll be entering the studio next week and is excited for an awesome 2018.
Committed to addressing the humanitarian issues, India shared a list of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen with Pakistan. New Delhi says Mr Jadhav was kidnapped in Iran, where he had legitimate business interests, and brought to Pakistan.
Trebek posted a video on YouTube explaining he spent two days in the hospital following the surgery and is now recovering at home. Production on Jeopardy! has been put on a brief hiatus while longtime host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.
The device also comes with a builtin Fingerprint Sensor at the back panel located at the middle of the back panel. The tweet includes a 40-second video showing the phone and reveals its pricing and availability details as well.
The warning will see westerly winds with average speeds of 65 to 80 km/h, with gusts of at least 110 to 130 km/h expected. Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.
The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2018, there will be 1,735,350 new cases of cancer and 609,640 deaths. The report was published by the American Cancer Society which shows the data of 2.4 million fewer deaths.
The Egyptian Aviation Authority confirmed 19 people were injured in the crash, which took place at about 7:30 a.m. local time. The body of the deceased American tourist and the seven other injured were transferred to Luxor International Hospital.
Del Rio had been the ninth coach in Oakland since Gruden left but the only one to get the team to the playoffs. He owns a 100-85 career record and won a Super Bowl in the 2002 season with the Buccaneers over the Raiders.
Thomas to Scrimmage with Cavs for First Time Friday
This will be the first game for the Cavaliers this year, and it will also be the first game for the point guard in a Cavs jersey. The day the Cleveland Cavaliers have been so patiently waiting for is finally on the horizon.
USA Olympic roster announced & quotes from Jonathan Blum
There are also four current college players. "But the International Olympic Committee wasn't planning to foot the bill for 2018". The NHL stated that the "overwhelming majority of our clubs are adamantly opposed to disrupting the 2017-2018 NHL season".