Serena Williams withdrew out of the Australian Open practice tournament semifinal: Australian Open 2021.
Serena Williams withdrew from the semi-finals of the Yerra River Classic Tennis due to an injury to her right shoulder in which she would face top-ranked Ashley Barty.
Earlier, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena made her semi-finals after defeating Danielle Collins of the US 6-2, 4-6, 10-6, making her Australian Open preparations.
Barty defeated Shelby Rogers 7-5, 2-6, 10-4. She was then scheduled to play against Serena, but Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament due to injury.
Serena does not normally play preparation tournaments, but amid the Corona epidemic, she decided to play this time for practice before Grand Slam and was forced to drop out of the practice tournament before the final round due to injury.
It was his first tournament since his withdrawal from the French Open due to injury. In the press conference after the match, he announced his withdrawal from the semi-finals but did not elaborate.
The Australian Open will begin on 8 February. Earlier all the players were kept in quarantine, who have now come on the court for practice. However, a hotel worker was later found to be corona infected.
At the same time, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka defeated Yuliya Putintseva 6-4, 1-6, 11-9 in the Grampians Trophy.
The top-ranked Stan Wawrinka defeated Murray Bolt 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 at the Murray River Open. Now it remains to be seen how Serena Williams will progress to the Australian Open starting here on 8 February.
America’s great tennis player Serena Williams is a contender to win the Women’s Singles of the Australian Open.
Sports complexes closed due to Corona will open from February 8, four games allowed in the first phase
Sports complexes of the Sports Department, which were closed due to the Corona epidemic, are going to open from February 8 after about ten months.
In the first phase, only players of the national and international level of four sports will be allowed to practice. During this time the rules of Covid-19 will be strictly followed.
District Sports Officer Rajesh Kumar Mamgain said that four sports athletics, badminton, table tennis, and hockey training will be started in the initial phase.