Serena Williams, The American Tennis star and mother of one has officially withdrawn from the Madrid Open that is scheduled to kickoff next week. The Tennis player’s reason was that she needed to spend more time in training before appearing in any competitive action on the court.
After a long break induced by the birth of her daughter and first child, the 36-year-old made her comeback earlier this year since September 2017. She featured in the Miami Open at Indian Wells where she reached the last 32 before making a first-round exit from the tournament.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was set to compete in the Spanish Capital, in an event she attained total victory twice just before reporting her withdrawal from the competition on Thursday.
Williams’ withdrawal was officially reported on the website of the Madrid Open Tournament hosts.
“Serena Williams will not contest the Mutua Madrid Open 2018, [due to] needing a greater load of training to return to competition.
“The American has tried until the last minute to be ready to reappear on the clay of the Caja Magica.”