Serena Williams Withdraws From Miami Tournament
The multi-Grand Slam winner was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury
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Eight-time Miami Open champion Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a left knee injury, the tournament announced. This was reported on the Women’s Tennis Association’s [WTA’s] website.
As reported by the WTA, Serena Williams released a statement explaining why she was leaving the tournament.
“I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury. […] It was an amazing experience to play at the Hard Rock Stadium this year and would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an amazing event.
“I hope to be back next year to play at this one-of-a-kind tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami.”
Williams made it to the third round in the tournament with a three set victory of Rebecca Peterson. This win marks her 76th total win at the Miami tournament, the most of any player.
|Source||Women's Tennis Association|