“Disappointed”: Serena Williams Announces Unfortunate News Ahead of Miami Open 2021

Published 03/21/2021, 5:45 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. during her semi final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Loren Elliott


World Number seven Serena Williams had a successful run at the Australian Open 2021 and made it to the semi-finals. Post that, she didn’t play any tournament on the WTA Tour and opted to train and relax in her Florida residence.

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The Miami Open 2021 saw a series of withdrawals, and Williams has now become the latest player to add to the list and withdraw from the event.

Recently, she underwent a surgery that has been painful to deal with, and hence, she has decided to pull out from one of her favorite tournaments on the WTA Tour, the Miami Open.

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“I’m disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open because of recent oral surgery. Miami is a special tournament for me because it’s my home. I am sad I won’t be able to see the incredible fans this year, but I look forward to coming back soon,” Serena stated.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her semi final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Serena Williams’ toothache

Serena spoke about her tooth chronicles on Instagram and said, “It’s very painful and I’m swollen… Alexis is now taking me to the doctor and hopefully, we can get this figured out today. No sleep, lots of pain means no practice.”

Up next, Serena Williams will be playing a few clay court events before French Open 2021. As of now, she hasn’t revealed her calendar for the upcoming months.

Read More – “Very Painful”: Serena Williams Shares the Journey of Her Chronicles With the Dentist

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In 2021, she has so far won a total of eight matches and lost one to Naomi Osaka in the semifinals of the Aussie Open.

On the men’s track, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, and a few others will not play this year’s Miami Open.

As of now, 32 players from ATP’s top-100 roster have withdrawn from Miami’s Sunshine Double tournament.

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Read More – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem Headline the List of Absentees at Miami Open 2021

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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