The Bang was unmistakable. Players on the outside courts of the Stade Roland Garros, looked quizzically toward the sky, and they were not the Only ones who were concerned in this Moment. Not long afterwards turned out, was the cause of the noise is comparatively harmless in nature, triggered by a fighter jet while breaking the sound barrier. Another explanation for the blast had it not been, however, because at almost the same time with the jet fighter flying the message over the stadium, Serena Williams will not show up for the game in the second round.
After the victory in the first game, two days earlier, the American had been asked how the Achilles tendon on the left foot, the power to create her since a couple of weeks ago, more precisely since the lost the semi-finals of the US Open in New York. Because of this violation, you had omitted then the planned Start of the clay court tournament in Rome, had tried to come in the tennis Academy of your Coaches in the South of France back in shape. But after the first game in Paris, they admitted that it was the tendon'm still not good, any amount of treatment is necessary, and according to many prayers.
Hobble instead of Walk
But in the end, helped neither the one nor the other. You have it really want to try, she said on Wednesday relatively in focus at the same time, as the game in round two against Tsvetana Pironkova from Bulgaria was supposed to start. But the tendon not to have had after the US Open, just enough time to heal in peace.
After a short unit to warm up before the game, when you hobbled more than walked, consulted for a moment with her Coach Patrick Mouratoglou, and the two quickly agreed that this may not be the best idea would be to strain the tendon and irritate. The Doctors say it will take four to six weeks before they could re-train under full load. The time for a longer break might be inappropriate, because in this year for the women anyway hardly any tournaments.No luck in Paris: Serena Williams has to give up due to problems with the Achilles tendons. Image: AFP
Now, these breaks occur in professional sports regularly, but when it happens with someone of the same stands as Serena Williams, after a glorious career, and ten stars with 39 years in the autumn, then a few questions arise however. Three months before your 17. Birthday she had played in 1998 for the first Time in Paris, and had since then won three titles at the Stade Roland Garros, the last five years ago. It may be, therefore, that the forced farewell to the autumn edition of the French Open in 2020, was a farewell for ever, not only in this tournament? As a response she posted on Instagram, the combative message: "Paris, I love you, don't Worry – love you all and thank you for the support. I'm out, but not for long.“
After all, what happened in Serena Williams’ life and career so far – a life-threatening disease, bad injuries, several long breaks, the longest after the birth of their daughter Alexis Olympia at the beginning of September 2017, they returned again and again with Motivation and passion. After the "baby break", it reached four more Finals at the Grand Slam tournaments, two at Wimbledon and two at the U.S. Open – and each Time it was to the ominous 24. Title, you are equal to many of the most important tennis title in the world would have in your Portfolio, as well as the Australian Margaret Court.Updated Date: 01 October 2020, 01:19