MIAMI — Serena Williams is the most recent Grand Slam champion to withdraw from the Miami Open.
Williams pulled out Sunday, citing current oral surgical procedure. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer introduced earlier they’d skip the match, which begins Tuesday.
Williams, who lives in Palm Seaside Gardens, Florida, has received the occasion a file eight instances, most just lately in 2015.
“Miami is a particular match for me as a result of it is my dwelling,” she mentioned in a press release. “I’m unhappy I will not be capable of see the unbelievable followers this yr, however I look ahead to coming again quickly.”
Williams’ most up-to-date match was a month in the past on the Australian Open, the place she misplaced to Naomi Osaka within the semifinals.