Re: Serena withdraws from Cincinnati
Smart, even more so now with the rain which would have delayed her match even more, likely to tomorrow, so reaching the final would have meant playing 6 matches in 5 days, which honestly is just straight up impossible for Serena at this point in her career. She got her USO training in Toronto, now it's more important to recover from that week and get her back sorted. What happened to Halep last year with her back, an injury like that for Serena at 37, almost 38, would be so much worse and so much harder to come back from. So it's very important to be careful.
And honestly same goes for Halep, but she probably will at least for two matches or so, because it's her.
Lucky and at the same time unfortunate for Pegula who will be forced to play a whole lot this week and that's if she gets past someone who just beat her in the qualies only two days ago. Also that match is not happening on Center Court tomorrow, obviously.