Venus Williams Backs Out of French Open

by Natasha Sulimoff on May 18, 2011 · 0 comments

in Grand Slams, WTA News

Venus Williams, a former world number one and Grand Slam Champion, has withdrawn from the French Open, after her abdominal injury proved to not be sufficiently recovered.

30-year-old Williams joined her sister Serena on the sidelines after announcing her withdrawal from the only Grand Slam on clay. Williams played her last match at the 2011 Australian Open, which triggered an abdominal injury that has not recovered well enough.

The French Open, which will be held from May 22 to June 5, will be the first Grand Slam to not have a Williams sister in the draw since the 2003 U.S. Open.

Venus has never won the French Open, only getting to the final in 2002, where she eventually lost to sister Serena.

Best of luck to you Venus, and get well soon!

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