Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with Achilles injury

4-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the impending Italian Open mentioning the Achilles factor that her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka within the U.S. Open semifinals

ROME — 4-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the impending Italian Open mentioning the Achilles factor that her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka within the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers on the Foro Italico introduced Saturday.

Williams took a clinical timeout for a tape activity on her Achilles all through her three-set loss on Thursday.

The Italian Open, which was once rescheduled from Would possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic, starts Monday.

Azarenka remained entered for Rome.

Within the males’s event, U.S. Open finalists Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev withdrew, as did Daniil Medvedev, who misplaced to Thiem within the semifinals in New York.

9-time champion Rafael Nadal headlines the sector within the Italian capital, marking his go back to tennis after a seven-month layoff. The Spaniard has been practising in Rome for a number of days.

Most sensible-ranked Novak Djokovic, who was once disqualified from the U.S. Open, could also be entered.

The clay-court event in Rome is a warmup match for the French Open, which begins Sept. 27.

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Extra AP Tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports activities

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