Serena stiller ikke op

25. november 2010

Desværre plager Serenas fodskade hende fortsat. Til organisationen bag Australian Open udtaler hun: "As I continue to rehabilitate my foot after the second surgery last month, it is with the utmost regret that I am withdrawing from the Hopman Cup and the 2011 Australian Open Championships,”.

I sin iver efter at blive sin skade kvit og nå sit høje niveau igen begyndte Serena genoptræningen for tidligt:
“As I recently learned, pushing myself back into my intense training too early only caused me further injury and damage. While I desperately want to be back on the court and competing in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, it is imperative for my health that I continue to work with my doctors to ensure my foot heals properly.

“This decision, though heavy on my heart, is the right one. I am praying for a healthy recovery and I promise my Aussie fans and my fans around the world that I will be back better than ever as soon as I can be.”

Det øger naturligvis Carolines chancer for at vinde sin første Grand Slam, men det er ærgerligt, at sporten fortsat må undvære en af sine største atleter.