Tennis: Serena pulls out of Madrid Open with thigh injury
Published on May 9, 2014 6:29 PM
(REUTERS) - Serena Williams has pulled out of tennis' Madrid Open with a thigh injury ahead of her quarter-final against Petra Kvitova, the world No. 1 said on Friday.
Williams, winner of the last two editions of the tournament, suffered the injury in her first-round match against Belinda Bencic and with the French Open just two weeks away, she decided to pull out to give herself time to recover.
"I have a left thigh injury and, unfortunately, have to withdraw from this year's Madrid Open," the 32-year-old American said in a statement.
"It happened during my first-round match. It started to get better, but most importantly right now, I just need some time to rest and recover. It's beyond words. It's so frustrating... "This is not the way I wanted this week to end."
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