Tennis player extraordinaire Serena Williams — and now super Mom — had to pull out of the Grand Slam after an injury to her right pectoral muscle during her third-round match against Julia Goerges on Saturday.
In a hastily called press conference, Williams stated:
‘Unfortunately, I have been having issues with my pec muscle, right now I can’t actually serve,’ she said during a press conference on Monday.
‘The first time I felt it was against Goerges, it was really painful. In my doubles yesterday I tried lots of different tapings. It didn’t really get a lot better.’
The tennis superstar, who earlier said Sharapova was the ‘favorite’ to win their match, said she cannot serve and was ‘beyond disappointed’ to be leaving the tournament.
‘It’s very difficult because I love playing Maria,’ Williams said.
‘It’s a match I always get up for. Her game matches up so well against mine.’