Serena Williams Withdraws from Wimbledon After Suffering First Found Ankle Injury

Serena Williams of the US falls to the ground during the women’s singles first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Serena Williams withdrew in the opening round of Wimbledon after suffering an apparent injury in her match Tuesday.

The match ended at 3-3, and Williams walked off the court in tears after retiring.

Williams has been on the quest for her 24th major title, which would tie Margaret Court’s record for major singles titles. This is only the second time in Williams’ career that she has been forced to retire in a major match. Williams had previously announced that she won’t compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

SOURCE: NBC Sports, Fallon Oeser