Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Tokyo, Beijing Remains On Her Schedule
by Tom Gainey | September 19th, 2013, 10:28 am

World No. 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Tokyo Toray Pan Pacific Open due to fatigue. The event, which has also lost Maria Sharapova to a shoulder injury, begins on Monday with Victoria Azarenka as the top seed.

According to her website, Serena is still scheduled to play in Beijing Premier event the week after Tokyo and then the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

Serena has nine titles this year with a 67-4 record. She has all but wrapped up the year-end No. 1 ranking.

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2 Comments for Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Tokyo, Beijing Remains On Her Schedule

Darryl Thompson Says:

Serena deserves time off. She has been incredibly active this year and last. At her age (32) she would be pushing it to play so soon; besides every player needs time to enjoy a big win like a “17th” slam win – don’t they?

Thinking about the NY crowd being “In the Trunk” because they rooted for Monfils is the height of chicken crap! Who writes such a thing when the crowd cheers for Rodger F or Nadal, or when the crowd cheers for a foreigner (Russian pin-up) over the Williams Sisters???

Linda Johnson Says:

I’ll talk FACT! the only reason women tennis is at the top of games is because of the Williams sisters, even with Vennis not playing so well they still watch to see if she will win or lose, and of course Serena…who for as long as she is playing has a neverending story of the history of women’s tennis in 2011 on,(not to mention what they have allready done. I say keep writing history SERENA!

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