Serena Williams retires due to injury before playing in second round

The american Serena Williams has been forced to withdraw in Roland Garros before her second round match against the Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, 157th in the WTA, this Wednesday at the Philippe Chtarier.

Serena, 39, has left the tournament due to problems in the Achilles tendon, reported the organization of the European Grand Slam. and then confirmed at a press conference the youngest of the Williams, who said that she had been touched by the US Open in Flushing Meadows.

The American, with 23 ‘greats’ under her belt, has not won one since the 2017 Australian Open. In fact, since she became a mother, she has not been able to match the mark of 24 of the Australian Margaret Court.

This resignation does not affect the party order of the centrals. Serena-Pironkova was second inning against Nadal-McDonald, but has been replaced by another.