Serena Williams, Del Potro Withdraw from Miami
by Tom Gainey | March 19th, 2010, 5:54 pm

Injuries can be contagious. The injury bug that has been hitting the men’s tour hard this season is finding it’s way across the net to the women’s circuit. Today, the Miami Sony Ericsson has announced that five-time champion Serena Williams will not be able to play the event.

Serena, who hasn’t played since her Australian Open title, is citing a bad knee as the cause of the withdrawal. And with the clay season approaching she might not play again until the French Open!!

Bad news also for Juan Martin Del Potro fans. The US Open champion has also officially pulled his name from the event due to continued issues with his wrist.

Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina and Nikolay Davydenko are among those to have officially withdrawn earlier.

The tournament begins next Wednesday.

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4 Comments for Serena Williams, Del Potro Withdraw from Miami

jane Says:

Thanks for the update; too bad for all, and especially miss Delpo as he showed such promise at the end of last year. I think many of us expected him to be a real force all season this year. But, them’s the breaks. I wonder when he’ll be back? Hopefully before the FO.

sar Says:

I missed Delpo in Cincy and IW….arrrgh. Good thing I’m not going to Miami.

Polo Says:

Serena will probably not play again until the French Open. And win. That is how weak the competition is in women’s tennis. There may be a few good players but they are mostly mentally weak. Only Serena fits the bill. Sharapova is mentally tough but hampered physically by a bad shoulder. Clijsters have always appeared mentally weak to me. I remember all her major finals losses, mostly to Henin and that one to Capriati. Henin is mentally weak but is not physically the greatest and it is starting to show.

Adam Says:

I agree with Polo the media overhype Justine Henin. Henin retired after Serena destroyed her 6-2 6-0 and gave her the worst loss of her career in 2008. Serena is just an awesome champion! Serena also defeated Henin to win the Australian Open this year. Serena is clearly the queen of the WTA Tour she has 12 slam and she is a legend. Serena deserves our respect she is so much better than all the other women combined they are just not mentally tough.

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