This was an absolute catastrophe of a day at Wimbledon for certainly one of tennis’ brightest stars.
Serena Williams has dominated Wimbledon’s courts for years now and hoped to recapture a few of that success this go-round for her first Grand Slam title since 2017.
However that has sadly been placed on maintain due to an damage.
After slipping on Wimbledon’s Centre Court docket Tuesday within the first spherical of the match, Williams was pressured to retire from the match. She’d solely performed one set of her first-round match in opposition to Aliaksandra Sasnovich when she slipped and injured her ankle.
She continued play for a bit after slipping and even obtained therapy because the match went on earlier than in the end deciding to retire.
After her resolution, she bought up and waved a tearful goodbye to the viewers. She obtained a standing ovation, however it was nonetheless so heartbreaking.
We’re heartbroken for you, Serena.
Our seven-time singles champion is pressured to retire from The Championships 2021 by way of damage#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/vpcW1UN78s
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 29, 2021
That is the worst. Hopefully, the damage isn’t too critical and she or he’s in a position to play once more as quickly as attainable. Tennis simply isn’t the identical with out her.