Monday, August 2

Serena Williams out of Wimbledon due to a leg injury following a slip on slippery center court



Serena Williams’ Wimbledon has come to an unfortunate early end. The American tennis star suffered a leg injury in her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Williams slipped and fell on the slippery turf of center court at Wimbledon. He tried to play his service game with the match tied at 3-3 in the first set, but was unable to continue.

As a result, he withdrew from the match, allowing Sasnovich to advance.

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The Wimbledon turf has attracted a lot of attention during the first two days of the tournament, especially on center court. Many players have slipped on the surface, as the rain has left the courts unusually slippery.

Several tennis stars have spoken out on the issue. Men’s World No. 1 Novak Djokovic joked about the conditions on the court after his four-set win over Jack Draper.

“To be honest, I don’t remember falling so many times on the court.” Djokovic said.

And in the wake of Williams’ departure, British fan favorite Andy Murray fired on the court as well.

Roger Federer’s match, which took place immediately before Williams, was also affected by a slip. The tournament’s No. 6 player emerged with a victory after his opponent, Adrian Mannarino, retired before the fifth set.

Even despite that, Federer was in shock after Williams’ early departure.

“Oh my gosh I can’t believe it,” Federer said after being informed of the news at his press conference, according to Mike McIntyre.

Meanwhile, other devastated tennis fans took to Twitter to send their good wishes to Williams and to inform Wimbledon of the problems his slippery turf is causing.

We’ll see if conditions improve at Wimbledon soon, but with Williams out of the tournament, the damage has already been done.




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