June 21, 2018

Serena Withdraws From Sharapova Showdown Due To Injury

07 June 2018, 04:47 | Kristopher Drake

GETTYSerena Williams has explained why she has entered the French Open doubles

GETTYSerena Williams has explained why she has entered the French Open doubles

"But I believe I can hold a trophy not only here, I believe I can do it in every tournament I play".

However, Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina stunned world No. 2 and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

Williams had taken a sabbatical from the tennis last year to give birth to her first child and made a return to the court just ahead of the second Grand Slam event of the year.

"I have cried in the locker room many times after a loss, and that's what I have seen a lot of people do. So it's really hard to be in this situation".

Williams has defeated Sharapova 18 straight times and 19 times in 21 matches.

Serena Williams of the US (L) and Russia's Maria Sharapova shake hands after Williams won their quarter-final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 26, 2016.

It was in Melbourne that Sharapova tested positive for meldonium after which she served a 15-month doping ban.

Trump, Macron Discussed Need to Rebalance Trade With Europe - White House
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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is now many pundits' favourites for the title after dismantling Sam Stosur. "It's a match I always get up for and her game matches up against mine". "It didn't get a lot better", she added.

The Romanian has developed a reputation as a choker after losing three grand slam finals, including two in Paris, but looked anything but nervous against her 22-year old opponent. "Everybody looked forward to this match", Hogstedt said.

Despite playing just four matches in 2018 before Roland Garros, Williams played doubles in Paris with sister Venus. Evidently the problem remained as the two of them do not often lose a deciding set 6-0.

"Every match has been getting better for me". I sacrificed so much to be at this event. "I'm just going to do what the doctors tell me to do".

"I'm pleased with my performance". The first time I felt it was against Goerges in my last match.

However, her status for Wimbledon where she has been champion seven times, will only become clear once she has had an MRI.

"But also, I made a promise to myself and to my coach and to my team that if I'm not at least 60 per cent or 50 per cent, then I probably shouldn't play".

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