American tennis player Serena Williams
American tennis player Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open (Roland Garros) due to an Achilles tendon injury before playing her second-round match on Wednesday.
The player, who was previously ranked number one globally, was expected to meet Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova at the Philippe Chartier Stadium.
But the injury hampered the ambition of the 39-year-old, who was seeking to equal the record by winning 24 Grand Slam titles.
Williams said she had not had enough time to recover after the US Open, and added that she was making an effort to walk barely.
Williams explained that she needs a period of 4 to 6 weeks without doing anything, that is, in a “sitting position” to take a break to rest and recover.
And this injury will likely be the end of the 2020 season for her; that is, she will bet on the Australian Open in 2021 until it equals the record set by the Australian Magritte Court.