PARIS: American Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Monday, shortly earlier than she was due on courtroom to face Maria Sharapova in a much-anticipated fourth spherical showdown.
The 36-year-old 23-times Grand Slam champion, making a comeback after a maternity break, informed a information convention she had a pectoral muscle damage.
“Sadly I´m having some points with my pec muscle. Proper now I can´t really serve it´s sort of laborious to play,” she stated.
“I´m having an MRI (scan) tomorrow, I´m going to remain right here to see the docs and see as many specialists as I can. I gained´t know (how severe the damage is) till I get these outcomes.”
Williams had labored laborious to get again in form and was making her Grand Slam comeback on the French Open following the beginning of her daughter Alexis Olympia final September.
“Bodily I´m doing nice. It hasn´t been straightforward. I sacrificed a lot to be at this occasion. I´m going to proceed to get higher. I had such a beautiful efficiency in my first Grand Slam again,” she added.
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