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Serena Williams Withdraws From Miami Open Due To Recent Surgery

Serena Williams Withdraws From Miami Open Due To Recent Surgery

Serena Williams will not be playing in the Miami Open tournament, which starts up this week.

The 39-year-old tennis superstar just underwent oral surgery and is still in recovery.

“I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open because of recent oral surgery,” Serena shared in a statement, obtained by the Miami Herald. “Miami is a special tournament for me because it’s my home and I am sad I won’t be able to see the incredible fans this year, but I look forward to coming back soon.”

James Blake, the Miami Open tournament director, added that Serena will be missed at the tournament.

“I know it was a very difficult decision for her,” he shared. “She has won the Miami Open more than any player in history, has a home here in South Florida, and is always a fan favorite. We hope she is back on the court soon and look forward to welcoming her back here next year.”

Serena has won the Miami Open eight times.

Just recently, Serena went viral for an outfit she wore during the Australian Open last month. Check it out here!

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