She added-her voice trembling according to the Associated Press-that she's scheduled to undergo tests tomorrow (June 5) and won't know how serious the injury is until hearing the results. "It's very hard, because I love playing Maria", said Williams. Its extremely disappointing but I made a promise to myself that if I'm not at least 50 per cent, I shouldn't play. Still, Williams said, "It's very hard because I love playing Maria...." Sharapova has not defeated her fellow former world number one since 2004 - a streak of 18 matches - the same year when he burst into the world tennis scene.
Now she's into her first Slam quarterfinal since the 2016 Australian Open, and this is probably her best tournament since the return from the doping ban-no matter how you look at it, that is some serious progress.
As far as Williams is concerned, she does not reserve any special on-court treatment for Sharapova - no matter what the Russian divulged in her autobiography.
Sharapova's coach, Thomas Hogstedt, said that word of Williams' withdrawal arrived while his player was doing warmup exercises outside the locker room at Court Philippe Chatrier, waiting for the match ahead of theirs to finish.
Williams was due to take on the Russian this afternoon but revealed that she has been struggling to serve due to a pectoral problem.
In a statement released by the tournament, Sharapova wished Williams "a speedy recovery".
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Serena had gone into that match wearing her striking all-black catsuit but admitted she had had to tape her serving arm to try and protect the injury. Every match has been getting better, physically I've been great. "She played really well, and I think yesterday could have gone either way".
"I didn't know she looked up to me that much or was so involved in my career". "I had such a wonderful performance in my first Grand Slam back".
The American tennis player, who is the 23-time Grand Slam champion, was set to face Sharapova on Monday.
The big question here is whether Williams will be ready by Wimbledon, which presents her best chance to win what would be a record-tying 24th major. Last year's finalist thumped Australian Open semifinalist Elise Mertens - who had been 16-1 on clay this season - 6-2 6-1.
"I don't want to answer any of these questions and you keep asking me the same questions". She's been playing... for over a year now.