Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury

2015-03-21 09:31

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Serena Williams has withdrawn from her semifinal at the BNP Paribas Open because of a right knee injury.

The world’s top-ranked player was set to play third-seeded Simona Halep in the second semifinal last night. She was expected to address the crowd on-court after the first semifinal between Jelena Jankovic and Sabine Lisicki.

Williams was back at Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years, having ended her boycott that began after she won the title in 2001 as a 19-year-old and was heavily booed. She was supposed to play younger sister Venus in a semifinal that year, and Venus withdrew 20 minutes beforehand with a knee injury.

Serena went on to win the title, but fans booed her throughout the title match and she vowed never to return to the desert event.

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