Serena Williams retires from French Open match through injury

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”

She added: “I unfortunately been having some issues with my pectoral muscle, right now I can’t actually serve so it’s actually hard to play when I can’t physically serve.”

“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.”

 

French Open tournament nears its conclusion

The French Open is a Tennis tournament played every year usually around late May and early June.

In this current tournament, this season the male and female athletes compete separately and there are also doubles for the respective groups.

 

The defending champion from last years tournament is Spaniard Rafael Nadal and for the women singles, it is Dane Jelena Ostapenko.

The Men’s doubles winners from last year are American Ryan Harrison and New Zealander Michael Venus and for the women Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, and Indian Rohan Bopanna.

This current years tournament doesn’t include Andy Murray who is out through a serious injury.

 

The competition for the men’s has now reached the round of 16 stage with leasing players such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic already through to the quarter-finals.

For the women, well-known players such as Maria Sharapova, and Garbine Muguruza are both through to the quarter-finals in their own respective group.