Serena Williams’ Wimbledon tennis tournament ended early unfortunately. The American tennis star suffered a leg injury in the first round against Aljaksandra Sasnović.
Williams slipped and fell on the smooth grass of Wimbledon Centre Court. She tried to finish her serve in a 3-3 tie in the first set, but she could not continue.
As a result, she withdrew from the game and let Sasnović advance.
Wimbledon’s grass attracted considerable attention during the first two days of the game, especially on Centre Court. Many players slipped and fell on the ground due to the rain making the court extremely smooth.
Several tennis stars have talked about this issue. The men’s world number one Novak Djokovic joked about the situation on the court after defeating Jack Draper in four sets.
“To be honest, I don’t remember how many times I fell on the court,” Djokovic says.
After Williams withdrew, British fans’ favorite Andy Murray also shot on the court.
Cruel @serenawilliams But the center court is very slippery there. Moving out is not easy.
-Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 29, 2021
Roger Federer’s game was held before Williams and was also affected by the error. After his opponent Adrian Mannarino retired before the fifth set, the sixth-ranked player in the championship won.
Nevertheless, after Williams withdrew early, Federer was shocked.
“Oh my God, I can’t believe it,” Federer said after learning the news at a press conference. Mike McIntyre.
At the same time, other hard-hit tennis fans tweeted their best wishes to Williams-and let Wimbledon know the problems their wet grass caused.
There is no athlete I support more than Serena Williams. nobody. So this is shocking and heartbreaking to watch.She is gone #Wimbledon In the first round. Just happened. Trying to struggle with the injury, tears broke down, but couldn’t continue.
-TJ Holmes (@tjholmes) June 29, 2021
Serena Williams forced to retire in the first round #Wimbledon After suffering obvious injuries.
This is the second time in her career that she has retired from a major competition. pic.twitter.com/0po8zSbhT5
-Sports Center (@SportsCenter) June 29, 2021
There is a hidden safety hazard in the midfield, so quickly resolve.
— Gavin Hugil (@gav_26) June 29, 2021
Fix your stadium🤬
— Roger Wiener🎾🎾 (@failedcupcakes) June 29, 2021
In this case, the player will suffer more damage. Fix the court!
— Henry Tunger (@henrythonger) June 29, 2021
Kill the court! Conditions are not playable!You are all responsible #Wimbledon
— John Slasher🏳️🌈 (@jthrasher) June 29, 2021
Serena Williams will always be a goat 🐐! Thank you for inspiring a generation of young black women and girls. We love you champion! ! ! 🎾🏆@serenawilliams
— Olivia Pope (@chelseatocool) June 29, 2021
We will soon see whether Wimbledon’s situation has improved, but with Williams participating in the game, the damage has already been done.