Serena Williams was set to face world primary Ashleigh Barty.© AFP
Serena Williams pulled out of the Yarra Valley Traditional at Melbourne Park Friday with a proper shoulder harm simply days earlier than the Australian Open. The 39-year-old confirmed no in poor health results from the problem and overcame fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 to arrange a semi-final showdown with world primary Ashleigh Barty. However hours later she withdrew from the match.
“Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Yarra Valley Traditional singles draw resulting from a proper shoulder harm,” the WTA mentioned on Twitter.
Williams is aiming for a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title on the Australian Open and had been in good type to date in Melbourne.
“Stay up for seeing you again on court docket subsequent week,” the Australian Open mentioned on its official Twitter account.
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