Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons.
The tournament announced Williams’ withdrawal on Saturday and would not elaborate.
‘Of course, we are disappointed that Serena will not be joining us. Fans were very much looking forward to seeing her in action,’ tournament director Eugene Lapierre said in a statement.
The tournament announced Serena Williams’ withdrawal on Saturday for ‘personal reasons’ and would not elaborate
‘But beyond the disappointment, the tournament, as a whole, remains a high-level competition.
‘The entire top 10 is here, along with 22 of the top 25. There are exciting matches in store from the outset.’