Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open

Posted: Updated:
  • NationalMore>>

  • Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

    Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:32:46 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.More >>
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.More >>
  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:32:42 GMT
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.More >>
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.More >>
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:26:28 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.More >>
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...More >>

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish Open organizers say defending champion Serena Williams will not appear at the tournament next week because she doesn't feel on top form.

Tournament spokesman Marcus Duner said Friday that the top-seeded American had decided to use one of her two allowed annual withdrawals, with Williams saying in a statement that she was "still not at 100 percent."

At Wimbledon, Williams couldn't get the ball over the net in a doubles match with her sister Venus, stopping after three games because of what was called a viral illness.

Williams told organizers she was sad to miss Bastad.

"It was my favorite spot to play last year and I am deeply saddened I cannot return," she said.

Her withdrawal moves South African Chanelle Scheepers into the main draw.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow