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Sports Serena Williams pulls out of Maria Sharapova clash at French Open due to injury

17:01  04 june  2018
17:01  04 june  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Serena Williams pulled out of her much anticipated match against Maria Sharapova at the French Open due to a pectoral injury , while Rafael Nadal advanced.

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Serena Williams' much anticipated clash with Maria Sharapova at the French Open won't happen after all, with Williams pulling out because of an arm injury.

The 23-time grand slam winner had played herself into form through three rounds in her grand slam comeback, but she took to the main Philippe-Chatrier court Monday to let the crowd know she couldn't compete.

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Williams said she couldn't physically serve with the pectorl injury, adding she felt the injury during her third-round singles match against Julia Goerges.

The US star will have an MRI scan on Tuesday.

The French Open marked Williams' third tournament of 2018 -- and first since March -- after she gave birth to daughter Olympia in September. None of those tournaments came on clay.

It means Sharapova, who held a 2-19 record against Williams and last beat her 14 years ago, moves into the quarterfinals against either Garbine Muguruza or Lesia Tsurenko.

Developing story ... more to follow.

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