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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

TENNIS: Serena Williams In Tears As Injury Force Her Exit From Wimbledon (Photos)


Serena Williams, 39, broke down in tears as she was forced to retire in the opening set of her first-round clash at Wimbledon. 

 

The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still pursuing Margaret Court’s record, started Tuesday evening’s match against world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich well though but had to retire from the game due to injury to her right thigh.


Serena, who wore strapping on her right thigh from the start of the match, broke Sasnovich in the Bulgarian’s second service game but appeared to roll her ankle in the process of returning a shot.

 

Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with injury (photos)

 

The sight of the American tennis superstar in pain and tears was hard to watch as she left the court having worked so hard to get back to action. 

 

‘I’m so sad for Serena, she’s a great champion,’ said Sasnovich on the court after her unexpected progression to the second round. ‘I just wish the best for her and the best recovery.’

 

Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with injury (photos)

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