A few minutes after the injury suffered by Adrian Mannarino in the match against Roger Federer, the Centre Court of Wimbledon 2021 also had to witness the surrender of Serena Williams. The American champion found the first break of the match in the fourth game using Aliaksandra Sasnovich's long forehand, but I then remedied the immediate against break by playing a bad game.
Serena Williams however showed severe pain in her right leg during the changeover and was forced to resort to medical time out. Called to serve in the seventh game, the player born in 1981 began to show all her emotions and in tears she decided to withdraw.
Serena was warmly greeted by all the crowd present on the Centre Court. The hope is to see her again as soon as possible on the WTA Tour.
We're heartbroken for you, Serena.
Our seven-time singles champion is forced to retire from The Championships 2021 through injury#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/vpcW1UN78s — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 29, 2021