MIAMI, FL, USA – Eight-time Miami Open winner Serena Williams was forced to retire from the tournament due to a left knee injury, the tournament said today.
"I am disappointed to withdraw from the tournament Miami Open due to a left knee injury," Serena said in a statement. "It was a great experience to be playing at Hard Rock Stadium this year, and I want to thank the Miami Open for hosting a fantastic event.
"I hope to be here again next year to attend this unique event – this tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami.
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The former World No.1
It was a strong performance to secure their run in Indian Wells, who beat them with a 7: 5, 6: 3 win over two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka before being convicted of a viral disease had to retire from the game of the third round against Garbine Muguruza (19459004), after 6-3, 1-0.