Serena Williams Forced To Make Early Exit From Wimbledon Due To Thigh Injury bluebloodz.com has learned.
Serena who 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, and 39-year-old American who is still pursuing Margaret Court’s all-time record, started Tuesday evening’s match against world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a good state, but had to retire from the game due to injury to her right thigh.
Serena 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.
The sight of Williams in pain and in tears was not a funny sight to behold as she left the court having worked so hard to get back to action.
World number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a statement said – ‘I’m so sad for Serena, she’s a great champion,’ ‘I just wish the best for her and the best recovery.’
The incident grants Aliaksandra Sasnovich an unexpected progression to the second round.