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TonyP
May 26th, 2006, 05:58 PM
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Two-time champion Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/) withdrew from Wimbledon on Friday because of a chronic knee injury.

She had also withdrawn from the French Open, which starts Sunday. Wimbledon starts June 26.

Williams won Wimbledon in 2002 and 2003, beating her older sister Venus in both finals. She reached the third round last year, while Venus won the title for the third time.

Serena Williams has played just four matches during the last eight months. Her only tournament this year was the Australian Open, where she lost in the third round. Once ranked No. 1 and the winner of seven Grand Slam titles, Williams is now 108th in the WTA Tour rankings.

Meesh
May 26th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Expected but still sucks

dylan24
May 26th, 2006, 06:01 PM
i expect serena will soon pull out of us open as well

Martian KC
May 26th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Well, I guess she did mean the entire summer.

Infiniti2001
May 26th, 2006, 06:03 PM
There are already 2 threads about this.
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=238295
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=238300

Besides why is anyone surprised?? :shrug:

Drake1980
May 26th, 2006, 06:03 PM
Hopefully she'll be back for Canadian Open!!

RJWCapriati
May 26th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Not surprised, I hope she will be ready for the hardcourts.

controlfreak
May 26th, 2006, 06:39 PM
I do hope she will be back in time for the introduction of flying cars.

hotandspicey
May 26th, 2006, 07:16 PM
I do hope she will be back in time for the introduction of flying cars.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Enjoy your summer, Rena. Come back healthy and injury free. :hug: