Serena Williams withdraws from Brisbane International tournament due to ankle injury, despite winningBy Angel Cuala on Jan 4, 2012 in Australia, Sports, Tennis •
Updated: July 8, 2012 1:25 a.m.
American tennis player Serena Williams withdrew herself from the Brisbane International tournament in Australia after enduring an ankle injury during a match on Wednesday, January 04, 2012, despite the fact that she is winning.
Serena Williams, enduring the pain, during a match
at Brisbane International on Wednesday, January 04
Image Credit: Getty Images
As noted by Brisbane International on its official website that day, fifth seed Serena Williams rolled her left ankle and fell into the ground after serving for the second set against Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia.
According to the report, Serena was not able to move for an extended period of time and medical team strapped her left ankle; but managed to finish the game and eventually won, 6-2 6-4.
“I’m disappointed to have to pull out of the Brisbane International,” Serena Williams was quoted on the report, saying that she hopes to play for the 2012 Australian Open, which will start on Monday, January 16.
“I have been to hospital and it has been confirmed that I have a left ankle sprain that I probably shouldn’t play on. I’m going to take a couple of days off, but not too many.” Williams added, who is being considered as one of the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.
“It was such an unexpected end to the tournament; I didn’t expect to be getting an MRI today. I’ve had a great time here in Brisbane – the tournament is great, the fans are fantastic and hopefully I’ll see them again next year.” The 30-year old tennis player explained further.
Earlier in the tournament, Serena Williams, who is now a fourth seed, won against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa, 6–2, 6–3 in the first round, and beat Jovanovski on the first round, 6-2.
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