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Jul 29th, 2003, 07:59 AM
Serena Withdraws From Acura Classic

Photo By Susan Mullane By Brad Falkner

Serena Williams' Acura Classic experience was over before it began. The top-ranked Williams withdrew from the Acura Classic tonight citing tendinitis in her left knee — the same injury that forced her to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford last week.

The six-time Grand Slam champion has not played a match since beating older sister Venus to successfully defend her Wimbledon title. The fourth-ranked Venus withdrew from the tournament last week due to the abdominal strain she aggravated in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Serena visited a Los Angeles doctor today before deciding to withdraw.

Lucky loser Meilen Tu replaces Williams in the draw.