Achilles injury: Serena Williams withdraws from French Open

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 28, 2020 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Three-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury.

The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday.

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injuryThe American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.

Williams picked up the Achilles problem during her US Open semi-final defeat by Victoria Azarenka earlier this month.

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