Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open due to knee injury

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Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open due to knee injury

Another indication that the on-court supremacy of Serena Williams is fading came on Saturday when she pulled out midway through the Miami Open because of a left knee injury.

MIAMI-Richmond Hill native Denis Shapovalov advanced to the third round of the Miami Open while Serena Williams made another sudden tournament exit, this time blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury.

Earlier in the day, world number two Petra Kvitova overcame Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-4 3-6 6-4 in a tensely contested three-setter that lasted more than two-and-a-half hours. Friday's match was Williams' first since she retired from Indian Wells two weeks ago because of a viral illness.

"I am disappointed to withdraw", Williams said in a statement.

"It was an wonderful experience to play at the Hard Rock Stadium this year and would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an fantastic event".

She was next scheduled to play No. 18-seeded Qiang Wang, who advances to the fourth round.

In the men's draw, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic recorded opening victories against Radu Albot and Bernard Tomic respectively, but the tournament's second seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out by Spain's David Ferrer. "I got ahead of myself".

"I feel like I've dealt with the stress of people asking me do I have pressure because I have the No. 1 next to my name", Osaka said.

Naomi Osaka crashed out in the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday (March 23), as Hsieh Su-wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory.

Peterson, however, who lost in the first round in Indian Wells, produced some excellent tennis in the second and managed to break down Serena's serve to take the match into a deciding set.

I think coming back from my situation, playing four, five tournaments, jumping into the top 10, is extremely successful. Here, in Miami, the decision has been taken a lot earlier.

Osaka, 21, has won the past two Grand Slam tournaments. I just had to be better. In fact, she was just pausing for one of the tannoy announcements that boom around the passageways, calling the next pair of players to court. Going to play Indian Wells and basically not having practiced for a month, I still wanted to play well.

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