World No. 1 Serena Williams has officially withdrawn from both Indian Wells and Miami citing a left knee injury.
“Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open,” Williams said in a statement. “I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. I look forward to being back as soon as I can.”
The 35-year-old Williams is a 2-time Indian Wells champion and she reached the final last year falling to Victoria Azarenka.
She had also won the Miami title eight times. And her withdrawals will likely result in her loss of the No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber who can have it back by reaching the Indian Wells quarterfinals.
And with her impending marriage and turning 36, will she ever play the two events again?
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