Serena Williams Pulls Out of Madrid Masters With Injury

The withdrawal of Serena Williams from the Madrid Masters quarters means that Petra Kvitova gets a walkover and enters the sems.

updated: May 20, 2014 16:58 IST
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Madrid: Two-time defending champion Serena Williams withdrew from the Madrid Masters on Friday because of a left thigh injury.

The top-ranked American has had her thigh heavily bandaged during play at the clay-court event, and said the injury occurred during a first-round victory over Belinda Bencic on Sunday.

"It started to get better but, most importantly right now, I just need some time to rest and recover. It's beyond words. It's so frustrating," Williams said in a statement. "This is not the way I wanted this week to end."

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