Venus Williams out of Brisbane International with injury

Venus Williams has been forced to pull out of the Brisbane International following an undisclosed “setback" in training

BRISBANE, Australia -- Venus Williams has been forced to pull out of the Brisbane International following an undisclosed “setback" in training.

Tournament officials said Wednesday a replacement for the 52nd-ranked Williams will be named on Thursday. Williams had been given a wild card for the Brisbane event which starts Jan. 6.

The 39-year-old Williams still hopes to contest the Adelaide International from Jan. 13.

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