Serena Williams withdraws from Open GDF SUEZ


World No.1 Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Open GDF SUEZ in Paris, citing a leg injury she sustained on the way to winning her fifth Australian Open title last month.

The 28-year-old American has won the Paris tournament twice, in 1999 and 2003, both times beating France’s Amelie Mauresmo in the final. By the way, retired Mauresmo will be honored Wednesday night in a ceremony at the Open GDF SUEZ which she won last year.

With Williams withdrawing Russia’s Elena Dementieva has become the highest-ranked player in the tournament.


  1. I’m sorry for her to pull out last minute
    and go to the superbowl. I’m not really
    buying this injury, especially seeing her
    on talk shows like Ellen, and Jimmy kimmel
    live wearing high heels. Oh well she didn’t
    look that injured to me. She just should
    have said that she wanted to support
    Payton manning her friend for the colts
    and been truthful and people would have
    understood instead of that injury line.
    I know she will lose Semifinal ranking
    points now cause of her not showing up…


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