Monday, October 26, 2020  | 8 Rabiulawal, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Sports

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open 2020

Reporting | - Posted: Sep 30, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 30, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open 2020

Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Roland Garros

America’s tennis star Serena Williams has withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday ahead of her second round match with an Achilles injury.

The 39-year-old Williams, a three-time winner at Roland Garros, had arrived in Paris carrying the injury that prompted her to skip the Rome tune-up event.

“The Achilles didn’t have enough time to heal after the US Open,” said Williams, who admitted last week she was not fully fit after her run to the semi-finals in New York. “I’m struggling to walk, so that’s kind of a telltale sign that I should try to recover.”

The injury likely means she will miss the rest of 2020, leaving the Australian Open in 2021 as her next chance to equal Margaret Court’s all-time majors record.

“I need four to six weeks of sitting and doing nothing,” she said. “It’s more than likely that I won’t play another tournament this year.”

Her decision to pull out handed Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova a walkover and left Williams searching for a first major since the last of her 23 titles in Melbourne in 2017.

“I always give 100 percent, everyone knows that. Maybe even more than 100 if that’s possible. I take solace in that,” she told reporters. “I think the Achilles is a real injury that you don’t want to play with because that is not good if it gets worse.”

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Moeen Ali identifies two Pakistan players as future stars
Pakistan’s taekwondo star Maham Aftab passes away
Nasir Jamshed’s imprisonment extended for indefinite period
UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov set to face Justin Gaethje
New Zealand-Pakistan series to be played in front of crowds
Moeen opens up about prospect of England’s tour of Pakistan
QEA Trophy 2020-21: Five-star Tabish puts Sindh on top
UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov announces  retirement from MMA
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp