SERENA Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open shortly before she was due to go on court on Monday. The former Number 1 seed was competiting in her first competition since coming back from the birth of her daughter Alexis. Why has Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open? WILLIAMS has been forced to pull out due to injury and is set to go for a scan to find out the extent of the damage. Signs that she was not 100% fit were seen in her doubles match with sister Venus as her serving speed was down. In a press conference called shortly after the news broke, she said: "I've had issues with the right pectoral muscle to the point where I can't serve. "I'll have a scan. I won't know about Wimbledon until I get the results." Most read in sportTRANSFER NEWS LIVE Latest updates right here as the transfer window re-opens for the summer PREVIEW Portugal vs Algeria : Live stream, TV channel, teams news and friendly kick-off It's Ova Serena Williams pulls out of French Open … [Read more...] about Why has Serena Williams pulled out of the 2018 French Open?
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Roland Garros | French Open | Paris Day Five Cameron Norrie, Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson are among the leading Brits in action as the French Open reaches its fifth day. Meanwhile British No.1 Edmund faces Marton Fucsovics of Hungary on Court 1 after Watson completes her own second round match against 16th seed Elise Mertens. World number one Simona Halep resumes her quest for a maiden Grand Slam crown against 22-year-old American wildcard Taylor Townsend. In the men's draw, defending champion and top seed Rafa Nadal is also in action on day five, facing Argentine Guido Pella on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the 2018 French Open. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-05-31T06:18:55.846Z Here's the lay of the land for the Brits in action today.Cameron Norrie grabbed a French Open lifeline last night as the British number three - ranked 85 in the world - was heading for defeat to French 16th seed Lucas … [Read more...] about French Open 2018: Day five at Roland Garros
24 May 2018 • 6:23pm Auto update On Off 6:23PM Serena's path Serena Williams' second round if she gets past Pliskova would be against the winner of Natalia Vikhlyantseva and Ash Barty. 6:22PM Konta's name is out of the hat She will play world No 93 Yulia Putintseva in the first round. 6:21PM Ostapenko could play Azarenka in round two! What a match that would be. 6:21PM Projected fourth round matches Halep-Mertens Kerber-Garcia Muguruza-Vandeweghe Goerges-Pliskova Ostapenko-Venus Williams Keys-Svitolina Kvitova-Stephens Kasatkina-Wozniacki 6:20PM Top seeds have learnt their fate  Halep vs Riske  Wozniacki vs Collins  Muguruza vs Kuznetsova  Svitolina vs Tomljanovic  Ostapenko vs Kozlova 6:20PM Projected women's quarter-finals Halep-Garcia Muguruza-Pliskova Ostapenko-Svitolina Kvitova-Wozniacki 6:19PM Some more matches coming out Huge … [Read more...] about French Open 2018 draw: live updates
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By Muneeb Farrukh Published: January 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Historically, the Australian Open has proven to be one of the most exciting Grand Slam tournaments of the year. PHOTO: AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018 Over the years, the Australian Open has effectively been the perfect curtain raiser for the year, as it serves up some pretty special matches to captivate the audience. The last edition of the prestigious event proved to be memorable, but 2018 has all the ingredients to be an even better one! Let’s take a look at what this year’s event has to offer thus far: No Murray or SerenaIf you are still uncertain as what this game means to the players, Andy Murray is the player one should set his or her eyes on. Unable to feature in the Australian Open due to a long-standing hip injury, Murray left a heartfelt message on social media which would have left quite a few people sobbing. The injury could have been career-ending, but a successful surgery has meant … [Read more...] about Without Andy Murray and Serena Williams, will the Australian Open 2018 be a classic Federer-Nadal showdown?