Italian Open: Serena Williams withdraws from clay-court match
Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Italian Open, 5 days after opting out of the WTA occasion in Madrid.
The choice places doubtful her participation on the French Open, which begins on 27 Might.
Williams is a four-time winner of the Rome occasion, which takes place from 14-20 Might.
She withdrew from the Madrid Open on Thursday, saying she wants extra time to organize for her first clay season since giving delivery in September.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not performed a match on clay since reaching the ultimate at Roland Garros in 2016.
She returned to the WTA Tour in March and reached the third spherical at Indian Wells, the place she was crushed by sister Venus, earlier than falling within the first round of the Miami Open to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.