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Serena Williams pulls out of China tournaments due to injury

Williams has not been seen on court since the US Open earlier this month, where she was knocked out by Czech Karolina Pliskova in the semi finals and lost her long-held position as world number one to eventual winner Angelique Kerber. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP Hong Kong Sep 23, 2016, 11.07 AM (IST)
Serena Williams announced on Friday that she has pulled out of two forthcoming tournaments in China citing an ongoing shoulder injury.

"I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open or the China Open due to continuing issues with my right shoulder," Williams said in a statement.

Williams has not been seen on court since the US Open earlier this month, where she was knocked out by Czech Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals and lost her long-held position as world number one to eventual winner Angelique Kerber.

(AFP)
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