Officials gave no reason for the world no 1's decision to pull out of WTA India Wells singles’ draw, which was already suffering from the absence of several top-ranked players, including Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams.
Serena Williams has had an injury-marred season and limped out of her first-round match at Wimbledon in tears due to the leg injury.
Serena Williams was forced to retire from her first-round match at Wimbledon after she slipped while leading 3-1 in the opening set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
"I'm actually not on the Olympic list, so... Not that I'm aware of. If so, then I shouldn't be on it," Serena Williams says, while refusing to divulge reasons for her decision.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, regarded as the favourite to reach the final from his half of the draw, puts in a strong display to dispose of Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Naomi Osaka has now underlined her status as the new queen of women's tennis.
Former champion Jelena Ostapenko reaches third round after beating second-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-2 at Roland Garros French Open in Paris.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles tendon injury shortly before facing off against Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal tastes straight-sets victory at the French Open while Serena Williams makes a successful start in her latest bid to equal Margaret Court's all-time mark.
Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open semifinals after losing to Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.
A dominant Williams sailed through the first set at Arthur Ashe Stadium, closing out the first game with one of seven aces on the match before breaking her unseeded opponent's serve on the second game to take an early 2-0 lead.
The tennis player who halted play during the Covid-19 pandemic is gearing up for the August 31-September 13 US Open.
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