Serena Williams has stepped out of the Miami Open subject.
The eight-time match champion has withdrawn as she continues restoration from current oral surgical procedure.
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“I’m disenchanted to withdraw from the Miami Open due to current oral surgical procedure,” Williams stated in a press release. “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 12 months, however I stay up for coming again quickly.”
In her final Miami look in 2019, Serena, who’s a minority proprietor of the Miami Dolphins, received her opening-round match vs. Rebecca Peterson earlier than pulling out with a knee situation earlier than her second match.
The previous world No. 1 joins top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and wild card Kim Clijsters as certainly one of 5 Grand Slam champions to withdraw from the Miami Open, which begins with qualifying play tomorrow.
The 39-year-old Serena has not performed since bowing to Naomi Osaka within the Australian Open semifinals final month.
Ashleigh Barty, the 2019 Miami champion, is seeded first with Osaka seeded second, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep seeded third and 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is the fourth seed.
Photograph credit score: Lindsey Godwin/Miami Open