Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Gael Monfils withdraw from tournaments

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Venus Williams

(January 5, 2014) Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Gael Monfils have withdrawn from tennis tournaments this week.

Venus Williams who was a losing finalist in Auckland, pulled out of the Hobart International on Sunday.

No. 12 Sloane Stephens is out of Sydney with a left wrist injury she suffered at Hopman Cup

“I was having some pain in my wrist and the doctor recommended I not play this week,” Stephens said via a press release.”This is a difficult decision, but the best decision for me and my team to make. I hope to be back at the Apia International Sydney next year.”


Monfils, who fell to Rafael Nadal in the Doha final on Saturday, cited fatigue in pulling out of the Auckland tournament.