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Serena Takes One Week Off To Rest Injured Elbow

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Top tennis star, Serena Williams will rest for a week after withdrawing from the Swedish Open due to an elbow problem but is confident the injury will not derail her preparations for the US Open.

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Williams, who will bid to complete a rare calendar grand slam at Flushing Meadows, withdrew ahead of her second-round match against Klara Koukalova after sustaining the injury during practice.

“As much fun as we have been having the past eight or so weeks I have to take some time to let my elbow heal,” Williams said in a post on her Facebook page.

“I am confident it will be ready for the rest of the summer. I need some time to recover and rehab it, but as of now I am being forced to take the next week off.”

The 33-year-old, who won her sixth Wimbledon singles tennis title this month, is scheduled to defend her title at Stanford from August 3 and play the Rogers Cup in Toronto the following week ahead of the US Open, which starts on August 31.