Venus Withdraws From Wimbledon With Back Injury

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Published on June 19 2013 10:39 am
Last Updated on June 19 2013 10:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Wimbledon, England) -- Five-time champion Venus Williams will not play at Wimbledon next week. She has withdrawn from the third major of the tennis season with a back injury, ending her streak of 16 consecutive appearances at the prestigious Grand Slam event.

The former World number-one turned 33 Monday and has been plagued by injury and health problems in recent years.