"I unfortunately been having some issues with my pec muscle", she explained.
This is the first time ever in Williams' illustrious career that she's withdrawn mid-way through a Grand Slam, however, she has withdrawn midway through other tournaments 15 times. She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September and had mounted a comeback in what she called her "Wakanda-inspired catsuit" at Roland-Garros.
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"I just always try to think positive and just think of the bigger picture and hopefully, the next event and the rest of the year".
Williams's reactions when her low-speed serves came back more quickly then they were dispatched looked pretty much like this, during the doubles.
"I'm beyond disappointed", Williams added.
However, the 23-time Grand Slam victor will now have to focus on making a recovery in time for the start of the grass-court season. She said she tried to tape it up to add support, but "it didn't get a lot better". I thought it was a flawless opportunity to see how I was going.
Serena Williams withdraws her name from French Open 2018.
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Sharapova turned the situation around, but Garcia got a lot of praise. Sharapova has won 11 of her last 13 matches on clay court.
"It was very nice, this headline, and I know that some people think I will never make it, but I'm sure I'm going to make it", the seventh-seeded Garcia told reporters. "It's extremely disappointing", Williams said. I didn't manage to find the rhythm, to be focused on my match.
"It's very hard because I love playing Maria", Williams said, per USA Today.
The German, a former World No 1 and a two-time major victor, reached the quarter-finals for the second time with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France's Caroline Garcia.
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