Serena Williams had to retire from her match against Maria Sharapova through injury during yesterday’s round of 16 match-up at the French Open for the women’s group.
Sharapova was already winning the match up until that point, with a set up on Serena Williams.
Having now progressed to the quarter-finals Sharapova is now one of the favourites to win the tournament with Serena Williams out due to injury.
The injury comes as a big blow for Williams who is agonisingly trying to be fit for the Wimbledon tournament that starts on 2nd July 2018.
Williams is currently one of the highest ranked female tennis players in the world and arguably the best player at the moment, so missing the Wimbledon tournament will be a big blow for the sport in general.
Williams said: “I put everything on the court, all for this moment”
“It is hard to play when I can’t physically serve. I’ve never had this injury before, I’ve never felt it in my life and it was so painful.”
Williams finally said “I don’t know how to manage it.”