Serena Williams Pulls out of French Open

first_img“The first time I felt it was against (Julia) Goerges (third round), it was really painful. In my doubles yesterday I tried lots of different tapings. It didn’t really get a lot better.“I’m going to get an MRI tomorrow. I won’t know until I get the results. I’m beyond disappointed. I gave up so much, time with my daughter, all for this moment, so it’s really difficult to be in this situation. I always try to think positive.”When she was asked whether it was a mistake to play in Sunday’s doubles, she replied: “I really felt like I needed to play. I wanted to try different strappings to see what’s helping. I sacrificed so much to be here.”“It’s very difficult because I love playing Maria, it’s a match I always stood up for.”“Her game matches so well against mine. I made every sacrifice that I could so it’s extremely disappointing. I said that if I’m not at least 50 or 60 per cent I shouldn’t play.“I’ve never had this before, I’ve never felt this in my life, but it’s so painful and I don’t know how to manage it. I’ve had every injury in the book but this is different,” the 36 year-old American said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The much anticipated match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the ongoing French Open has been called off with Williams calling a press conference minutes before the match on Monday to announce that she is injured and subsequently withdrawing from the competition.Williams had on Sunday played a three-set double with her sister, Venus, which they lost 6-0, with signs that there might be some discomfort, especially when Serena was serving.Speaking at the press conference, she said: “Unfortunately I have been having issues with my pec muscle, right now I can’t actually serve.last_img read more

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Clayton Kershaw dominates on the mound, contributes at the plate but Dodgers lose two

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LHP Manny Banuelos started the game in Maryvale and gave up six runs on six hits (including a leadoff homer by Christian Yelich) in 3 1/3 innings.HITTING REPORT:  Kershaw drove in the Dodgers’ only run against the Padres with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.“The mentality as a starting pitcher is you just pinch-hit once every five days,” Kershaw said. “So for me, it’s just try to be a competitive at-bat. You’re not looking for results, really. As long as you get your bunts down and things like that, that’s the most important thing. Having the guy waste a few pitches is good too.”The Dodgers had just four hits in the loss to the Padres. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In the game against the Brewers, prospect Edwin Rios hit a home run over the batter’s eye in straightaway center field.It was Rios’ third home run of the spring and the second time this week he had cleared the hitting background with one.Joc Pederson was 2 for 4 with a double against the Brewers and Matt Kemp was 1 for 2 with a single and a sacrifice fly.UP NEXT: LHP Alex Wood is scheduled to start against the Oakland A’s (Kendall Graveman) at Camelback Ranch, 7 p.m. (SportsNet LA and 570 AM). THE GAMES: The Dodgers lost a pair of split-squad games Sunday afternoon, 2-1 to the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch and 7-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale.PITCHING REPORT: LHP Clayton Kershaw maintained his 0.00 spring ERA with another five scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres.He gave up five hits while striking out eight. This spring, he has allowed 11 hits and struck out 19 in 14 2/3 innings with one more start scheduled before the Dodger break camp in Arizona.LHP Adam Liberatore gave up a home run to Hunter Renfroe. After not giving up a hit in his first four spring appearances, Liberatore has been charged with seven runs in his past 3 2/3 innings.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

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