It’s easy come, easy go for the Linz tournament. Organizers on Friday were in celebration upon learning of the news that Serena Williams had confirmed her arrival for the Austrian event this weekend.
But how quickly things have changed. According to the tournament website, during a practice session Saturday in Miami Serena still felt pain in her right foot, which she first mysteriously injured in a freak accident after Wimbledon.
With the injury not fully healed, Serena withdrew from Linz. She is reported to undergo an MRI and further tests today.
Serena’s wildcard slot has been awarded to Ana Ivanovic.
Serena will lose her No. 1 position to Caroline Wozniacki when the new rankings are released tomorrow. Sister Venus is also nursing a knee injury that has ended her 2010 tennis season.
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