No. 2 Serena withdraws from Hopman Cup as recovery continues
Updated: December 8, 2008, 7:52 AM ETAssociated Press
PERTH, Australia -- U.S. Open champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from next month's Hopman Cup as she continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
Organizers announced Monday that Williams, No. 2 in the rankings, would not recover in time after she was injured at last month's WTA Championships. The Hopman Cup starts Jan. 3 but Williams still intends to play at the Australian Open starting Jan. 19.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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