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Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina and Nikolay Davydenko are among those to have officially withdrawn earlier.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