Serena Williams withdraws from French Open
PARIS — Serena Williams has called off her Grand Slam comeback, pulling out of the French Open because of a chest injury before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova. Williams announced her withdrawal at a news conference at Roland Garros on Monday.
Williams’ voice quivered as she said she can’t serve because of a problem with her tight pectoral muscle. She has won the Grand Slam 23 times.
She and Sharapova were scheduled to play a fourth-round match Monday.
It was to be their 22nd head-to-head meeting. Williams has won 19 so far, including the past 18.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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