Serena Williams, a three-time Roland-Garros champion of US, has withdrawn from the French Open ahead of second round game because of Achilles heel injury she sustained.
The 39-year-old experienced player expressed her intention on Wednesday September 30, 2020.
Serena was supposed to take on Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in her second round match before she ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title.
“I really wanted to give an effort here. Struggling to walk, so that’s a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover,” she said.
She added that “I think I need four-to-six weeks of sitting and doing nothing, at least two weeks of just sitting down.”