It was just an exo yesterday, but Serena Williams couldn’t play due to a bad knee. The 34-year-old was scheduled to face Elina Svitolina in the Hopman Cup but knee inflammation forced the World No. 1 out of the tie.
Since the event is a round-robin team competition, Serena is expected to healthy for her next tie, according to her coach.
“False start today with @serenawilliams at the @hopmancup due to knee inflammation, but we will be ready tomorrow to compete,” coach Patrick Mouratoglou wrote on social media.
Serena hasn’t played an official match since her stunning US Open semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci in September at the US Open.
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