◼️ The American has hurt a pectoral muscle and will not continue at the French Open
The American Serena Williams announced on Monday his retirement from this edition of Roland Garros, minutes before the scheduled start of her duel against his staunch rival, the Russian Maria Sharapova.
The 36-year-old tennis player, three times winner of Roland Garros, said she suffered an injury to her pectoral muscle during her triumph against the German Julia Goerges that “prevents her from taking.” The little sister of the Williams sisters played in Paris her first Grand Slam since the Australian Open in 2017 due to her recent motherhood.
The little sister of the Williams sisters played in Paris her first Grand Slam since the Australian Open in 2017 due to her recent motherhood.
“It’s difficult to play when one cannot serve,” said the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, whose presence at Wimbledon (July 2-15) is at the expense of the results of the medical tests she will undergo in Paris.
“I am very sad because I was progressing in every game (…) I made many sacrifices to participate in this tournament,” he added.
Sharapova will face in the quarterfinals the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza or the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.