3-Time Champion Serena Williams Withdraws From Canadian Open Montreal
by Staff | August 4th, 2018, 11:19 am
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Citing personal reasons, Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Canadian Open in Montreal. In the draw, which was released yesterday, another mother, Tatjana Maria, will replace Serena in a match against Alize Cornet.

“All I know is that it can’t be easy for her to come back as a new mother and have to handle so many things,” said tournament head Eugène Lapierre. “I know what she had to do to get here, and it’s quite an undertaking. She didn’t have an easy time of it at her hard-court tournament, and she may not have been totally satisfied with her game in training to enter an event of this caliber. We just don’t know.”

Serena was crushed in her San Jose opener by Johanna Konta 6-1, 6-0. The 37-year-old is still slated to play in Cincinnati in 10 days.

Serena won the Canadian Open in 2001, 2011 and 2013. But hasn’t played since a 2015 semifinal run.

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