Serena Williams withdrew from the Western & Southern Open forward of her opening match as a result of again harm she suffered in Toronto.
Williams, 37, was resulting from face Zarina Diyas in Cincinnati on Tuesday, however pulled out as she continues to battle along with her again.
The 23-time grand slam champion retired in the course of the Rogers Cup closing towards Bianca Andreescu on Sunday resulting from again spasms.
“I came to Mason on Sunday and have tried everything to be ready to play tonight, and was still hopeful after my practice this morning,” two-time champion Williams mentioned. “But unfortunately my back is still not right.”
Two-time #CincyTennis champ Serena Williams has withdrawn.
“I came to Mason on Sunday and have tried everything to be ready to play tonight, and was still hopeful after my practice this morning. But unfortunately my back is still not right.”
Second night time match: Pegula vs. Diyas pic.twitter.com/OGhmPnJgSY
– Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 13, 2019
Williams’ withdrawal is a priority with the US Open lower than two weeks away and the veteran nonetheless aiming to equal Margaret Courtroom’s report of 24 grand slam titles.
Jessica Pegula, the Citi Open champion, has taken Williams’ place and can face Diyas, who knocked her out in qualifying.