Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup
Top-seeded Serena Williams has pulled back from the Rogers Cup because of shoulder aggravation.
Williams, a three-time champion, made the declaration on Sunday. She was to get a first-round bye in the competition that starts Monday in Montreal.
Her withdrawal comes under two weeks before the begin of the Olympic tennis, where she is planned to speak to the United States.
“Because of aggravation in my shoulder, I tragically should pull back from the Rogers Cup,” Williams said in an announcement.
“I was anticipating contending in Montreal and I anticipate returning soon. “Williams as of late won her seventh vocation Wimbledon crown to tie Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
“Since this is an Olympic year, the players have full calendars,” competition executive Eugene Lapierre said in an announcement.
“Now and again your body needs rest. We trust that Serena will recuperate rapidly and wish her much accomplishment for whatever is left of the season.