Serena Williams pulls out of French Open

Williams and Maria Sharapova were scheduled to meet in a fourth-round match Monday

Associated Press
June 04, 2018 - 10:08 am

PARIS (AP) - Serena Williams has called off her Grand Slam comeback, pulling out of the French Open because of a chest injury before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova.

Williams announced her withdrawal at a news conference at Roland Garros on Monday.

Williams' voice quivered as she said she can't serve because of a problem with her tight pectoral muscle.

She and Sharapova were scheduled to play a fourth-round match Monday.