London — The great tennis player Serena Williams wept from Wimbledon on Tuesday. This was after her latest bid for the record 24th Grand Slam Singles Crown ended in injury.
America’s sixth seed and seven Wimbledon winners were clearly painful on the slippery center court, 3-2 in the first round match against unseeded Belarusian Ariax Sandrasasnovich. I asked for treatment.
Williams returned after a long break, but the pain was obvious.
After Sasnovich pulled back from 3–1, she frowned and wiped her tears before preparing to serve 3–3.
The 39-year-old boy, who started the game with his right thigh strapped, screamed, sobbing in the grass and sank before leaving the court.
“I was hurt to have to withdraw today after my right leg was injured,” Williams wrote on Instagram.
“My love and gratitude lies in the fans and team that made it so meaningful to be on the center court. When I walked up and down the court, the extraordinary warmth of today’s crowd Feeling the support, it meant the world to me. “
Sasnovich, who practiced serving while Williams was being treated, was associated with an opponent who had never played in the first round at Wimbledon in the last 19 visits.
“I’m very sad to Serena, she’s a great champion,” said World Number 100. “It happens from time to time.”
Roger Federer, who won the men’s singles eight times, expressed shock at Williams’ departure and expressed concern about the surface with the center court roof closed on a rainy afternoon.
His first round opponent, France’s Adrian Manarino, also retired with a knee injury after slipping in the match just before Williams.
“It feels a little slippery under the roof. I don’t know if it’s just an intestinal sensation. You have to move there very, very carefully. If you push too hard at the wrong moment, it will go down. “It will happen,” Federer said.
“For many players, the grass is more slippery and softer, so it’s very important to go through the first two rounds. As the tournament progresses, it’s usually harder and easier to move on. Will be. “
Williams has been a Wimbledon finalist in the last four appearances, but her bid to rival Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam singles titles has been since her last appearance in Australia in 2017. I’m stuck.
With Naomi Osaka, the second largest in the world, and Simona Halep, the third in the world, absent this year, I was hoping for a memorable year for Americans.
“It was hard for me to see it,” said fellow countryman Coco Gauff. “That’s why she started playing tennis. It’s hard to see a player injured, especially she.”