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SportSerena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement

05:06  12 august  2019
05:06  12 august  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Serena retires injured in Toronto final against Andreescu

Serena retires injured in Toronto final against Andreescu Serena retires injured in Toronto final against Andreescu

Serena Williams retired with a back injury , left in tears, in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, handing the title to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu.

Andreescu threw her hands over her face after the final point as celebratory tears streamed down her cheeks. She will face 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams — a three time Rogers Cup Kenin began playing with absolute desperation and yanked back control. The American held serve

Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement © Getty Images American great Serena Williams

Serena Williams hopes the back injury that saw her retire during the Rogers Cup final disappears after a "small window". The American great was 3-1 down to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu in Sunday's decider in Toronto when she retired due to back spasms. Williams, 37, was in tears on court, but revealed the spasms usually lasted less than two days.

Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement © Getty TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 11: Serena Williams of the United States becomes upset after withdrawing from the final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada due to a back injury on Day 9 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) "That's the most frustrating part. I've had this before and it's like 24-36 hours where I'm just in crazy spasm and then it's like gone," the 23-time grand slam champion told a news conference. "That's a little frustrating for me because I know that I can play, I just can't play today.

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TORONTO – Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the final of the men’s Rogers Cup on Saturday in Montreal “I had retired in Wimbledon. I came back . I played this week.

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Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement
Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement

"So, I don't know, I'm just taking it a day at a time and see, usually what happens is it continues like that with just that small window and see if I improve after that small window."

Williams enjoyed a fine run in Toronto, improving her win-loss record this year to 19-5. The veteran said she initially felt her back during a tough three-set win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova in the semi-finals on Saturday. "It started yesterday in my match and it just got worse," Williams said.

Serena hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement © Getty TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 11: Serena Williams (USA) returns the ball during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament final on August 11, 2019, at Aviva Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) "My whole back just completely spasmed and to a point where I couldn't sleep and I couldn't really move and so I was just trying to figure out how do you play a match where you have no rotation?"

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