Serena Withdraws From Roland Garros

Serena Williams (courtesy Roland Garros video)

STARNBERG/PARIS, September 30, 2020

Serena Williams has withdrawn from her second-round match at Roland Garros with Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria due to an Achilles injury. The 39-year-old US-American sustained the injury during her US Open semi-final defeat to Victoria Azarenka earlier this month.

The three-time Roland-Garros champion says the issue will require two weeks of rest followed by four to six weeks of rehabilitation.