Monday, 4 June 2018

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with injury



Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open with injury, shortly before a much anticipated fourth-round showdown with Maria Sharapova.
 
The 36-year-old 23-times Grand Slam champion, making a Grand Slam comeback after maternity leave, blamed a pectoral muscle injury, saying she was "beyond disappointed".
 
 
"Unfortunately I'm having some issues with my pec muscle," she said at a press conference at Roland Garros.


"Right now I can't actually serve so it's actually hard to play when I can't physically serve."


Williams said she planned to have an MRI scan on Tuesday.


The American former number one had worked hard to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia last September.


"Physically I'm doing great. It hasn't been easy," she said.


"I sacrificed so much to be at this event. I'm going to continue to get better."


Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open with injury, shortly before a much anticipated fourth-round showdown with Maria Sharapova.
 
 
The 36-year-old 23-times Grand Slam champion, making a Grand Slam comeback after maternity leave, blamed a pectoral muscle injury, saying she was "beyond disappointed".
 
 
"Unfortunately I'm having some issues with my pec muscle," she said at a press conference at Roland Garros.


"Right now I can't actually serve so it's actually hard to play when I can't physically serve."


Williams said she planned to have an MRI scan on Tuesday.


The American former number one had worked hard to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia last September.


"Physically I'm doing great. It hasn't been easy," she said.


"I sacrificed so much to be at this event. I'm going to continue to get better."




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