Dubai: Serena Williams has pulled out of the $2,000,000 Dubai Open, partly to consolidate her remarkable return to world number one two days ago by focusing on her home tournament, in Miami, in the second half of next month.
"I am just not well - it's my back," Serena explained. "All athletes really get this.
"I really can't move. It would be a horrible performance for you guys. It's just really sad for all of us. I hope to continue here, but unfortunately it won't be this year."