20 Dec 2011

Midday Sports News for 20 December 2011

From Midday Report, 12:26 pm on 20 December 2011

Seven-time Grand Slam tennis champion Venus Williams has withdrawn from January's ASB Classic in Auckland because of health issues. After playing a number of recent exhibition matches, Williams told her agent she was not ready to play in Auckland. The former world number one has been receiving treatment for an auto-immune disease.