Serena Williams Out of Madrid and Commenting on WTA Injury Policies

by The Insider on May 11, 2009 · 0 comments

in WTA News

Serena Williams is back in the headlines again and for the wrong reasons. Serena has just pulled out of her match in Madrid after losing the first set to Francesca Schiavone 6-4.

“I was just really hindered. My movement was hindered as a result of an injury I’ve been struggling with for some time,” Williams said.

Williams was refering to her leg injury that she suffered during the match. Williams would not comment on the extent of the injury or whether it would keep her out of the French Open, which begins May 24.

While at the same time Serena has been commenting about the WTA injury policy and how it needs to be reviewed. The American 10-times grand slam winner was asked why she played at last month’s Andalucia Tennis Championships when she had clearly not recovered from a thigh problem that hampered her in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open the previous week. “Unfortunately it doesn’t matter if you’re injured, if you’re dead or if you’re alive, if you don’t play they’re going to fine you heavily,” Williams said at a news conference ahead of this week’s Madrid Open. “So I have to play whether I am injured or not. That’s just how it is so I have no choice.”

To me it seems like Serena is talking a lot more in the press about the WTA and what regulations she isnt happy. I just wish she would stop talking out and get back to playing tennis and winning!

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