Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams has to withdraw from the first round after sustaining an ankle injury

Williams sustained the injury in the sixth game of set 1.

Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams has to withdraw from the first round after sustaining an ankle injury

Serena Williams will not win her eighth Wimbledon title. Williams was injured in her ankle during Tuesday's first round match against Aliaksandra Ssnovich. She had to withdraw from the match.

WIlliam fell on the grass in the sixth game of the first set. She quickly fled the Centre Court to seek treatment. Williams returned after about 10 minutes, but she was clearly in pain and had tears in her eyes when she tried to serve. Williams quit the match after she couldn't get her serve on.

As she left the court, she waved at the crowd.

Williams wasn't the only one to be injured at Wimbledon Tuesday.

France's Adrian Mannarino led Roger Federer 2-1 when he injured his knee. He also slipped on the grass. Shortly thereafter, he retired from the match.

Williams had to withdraw from the Grand Slam tournament for injury only second time. Williams injured her calf muscles during a match against Virginia Ruano Pascual at Wimbledon 1998.

Williams has 23 Grand Slam titles at the moment and needs only one to tie Margaret Court's record. Wimbledon 2016 was her last Grand Slam title.

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