After her elimination in the semifinals of the US Open, the bad news continues for the North American Serena Williams: in this case, she had to withdraw from the tournament in Rome due to a problem in her Achilles heel.
“Unfortunately I have to get out of the tournament in Rome due to my pain in the left achilles heel,” said the statement released by the youngest of the Williams when announcing her withdrawal from the tournament.
Serena’s is one of the great casualties, added to those of the Czech Petra Kvitova and the Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who had already done so previously.
The four-time champion in the Italian capital assured that the problem came in her semifinal match against the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka: “I ran for a shot, and in that first step I took, it was a long point. It was not my ankle, in It was actually my Achilles. It just stretched too far. It was pretty intense. Then that was it, “Serena developed later.