ベッカーは、セリーナウィリアムズが涙のKOに続いてSW19で最後の試合をしたことを恐れています

BORIS BECKER fears slipping Serena Williams may have played her last match at Wimbledon.

The tennis superstar, 39, was forced to retire in the first set of her first-round clash on Tuesday night after injuring her ankle on the slippery Centre Court grass.

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Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon through injury with Boris Becker fearful she'll never return

Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon through injury with Boris Becker fearful she’ll never returnクレジット: PA
Three-time Wimbledon singles champions Becker reckons Williams may never play at SW19 again

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions Becker reckons Williams may never play at SW19 againクレジット: AFP

ウィリアムズ was one of several stars who lost their footing on the surface and ウィンブルドン chiefs blamed the wet weather for the grounded aces.

German Becker, 53, the three-time singles winner now fears we may have seen the 23-time Grand Slam champion at SW19 for the last time.

彼は主張した: “It’s the last thing that a champion like Serena wants to doleave her favourite courts with a walkover.

“She can barely walk straight. We’ve got to get used to the fact that this might be the last time.

“She is past 30. It’s another year of coming back, 怪我, wear-and-tear, she also had an injury at the French Open.

“It is sad to see but time waits for no man or woman.

“The courts seem to be a little bit slippery this year, a number of players have been complaining.

Her left ankle went one way, her right leg went sideways.


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“She must have strained whatever injury she already had.

Unfortunately she had to quit.”

On Tuesday evening, ウィリアムズ’ left ankle gave way as she tried to hit a return in just the fifth game against Belarusian opponent Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

The American left the court for treatment and tried to continue on her return, despite looking visibly upset.

She fell to the turf again at 3-3, crying out in pain and was forced to concede the matchhelped off the court by medics.

It ended her chances of finally winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles titleat least at SW19 this year.

The world No8 has been stuck on 23 since winning the Australian Open in 2017 and has lost the last two Wimbledon finals as she aims to draw level with Margaret Court.

Williams slipped on the grass on Centre Court and badly hurt her ankle on Tuesday evening

Williams slipped on the grass on Centre Court and badly hurt her ankle on Tuesday eveningクレジット: メガエージェンシー

Tim Henman, a former Wimbledon darling and now on the Wimbledon board, defended his bosses and said the grass is always ‘lushat the start of the two-week Championships.

Henman said: “に 13 years the preparation of the courts has been absolutely identical.

There’s no doubt the one thing that has been different this year is the weather in the lead up to the tournament, we had a very damp practice week.

“The court and the plant doesn’t have the chance to dry out. Add that the roof has been closed for the first two days and that is why you are going to see some slipping and sliding.

“Early in the tournament the court is at its most lush and it can be a bit challenging moving.

“From the club point of view they wanted to check the humidity levels on centre court and number one with the roof closed and the humidity levels were lowerand that’s because we aren’t at full capacity.

We don’t want to see injuries. The ground staff are meticulous in their preparation of the courts and nothing has changed.”

Serena Williams QUITS Wimbledon in tears as ankle injury forces first-set withdrawal with medics helping her leave court