Tennis News: Serena Williams pulls out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury

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Serena Williams’ latest injury will cause her to miss the prestigious 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore. Currently the World No. 2 in the women’s singles competition, Williams announced her withdrawal from the season-ending tournament of the women’s tour.

“It’s been a really tough year for me, dealing with these shoulder injuries. My doctor insists that I stay home and heal it. I only have wonderful memories of playing in Singapore and I will really miss my fans,” Williams, who lost the top ranking to Germany’s Angelique Kerber, stated on the WTA website about her injury and the season finale.

Serena Williams has won two titles this 2016 season, at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the Wimbledon Championships. She came close to winning two more Grand Slam tournaments, at the Australian Open and French Open but lost both in the championship round.

Serena Williams’ domination of women’s tennis has also ended as she came up short in some tournaments. Serena held the World No. 1 during the end of the seasons of 2013, 2014 and 2015 so this is the first time in four years he will drop to World No. 2.

Kerber played better than her for most of the season and will play in the Singapore tournament. Other top women’s players who have committed to the players are Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova and Garbiñe Muguruza,Madison Keys and Dominika Cibulkova.

The shoulder injury could derail Serena Williams’ effort to return to the top. The American’s career is not yet over, but there is a chance that she may never fully recover from her injury.

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