Serena Williams has pulled out of this week’s Miami Open after having oral surgical procedure.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was knocked out of the Australian Open semi-finals by Naomi Osaka in January.
“I’m dissatisfied to withdraw,” stated 39-year-old Williams, who has gained the Miami Open eight occasions.
“Miami is a particular match for me as a result of it is my dwelling and I’m unhappy I will not have the ability to see the unbelievable followers this yr.”
The lads’s draw has already been depleted by the withdrawals of world primary Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and world quantity 4 Dominic Thiem.
It will get underneath manner on Monday.