Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with injury


Paris, June 4 – American Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Monday, shortly before she was due on court to face Maria Sharapova in a much-anticipated fourth round showdown.

The 36-year-old 23-time Grand Slam champion, making a comeback after maternity leave, told a news conference she had a pectoral muscle injury.

“Unfortunately I’m having some issues with my pec muscle. Right now I can’t actually serve it’s kind of hard to play,” she said. Reuters