Wuhan (Chi), Sep 23: World No.2 Sere Williams is eyeing a return to action at the WTA Fils in Singapore after a gging shoulder injury ruled her out of the Wuhan Open and the Chi Open.
Sere announced on Friday that due to shoulder injury she will not compete in the upcoming Wuhan Open and the following Chi Open, reports Xinhua.
“I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open or the Chi Open due to continuing issues with my right shoulder,” Sere said in a statement.
“I have been practising and playing but my shoulder is still not fit for tourment play.”
“I wish the tourments great success and I’m sure the fans will enjoy some great tennis. I am focused on getting ready to compete at the WTA Fils in Singapore.”
“I’m tired of playing tourments unhealthy and taking losses that I would never lose,” Sere had recently remarked in an interview.
Sere has played eight tourments this year, the fewest she has played in a season since returning from injury in 2011. She has won two titles out of Rome and Wimbledon and finished as runner-up three times, losing to Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open, to Victoria Azarenka at Indian Wells and to Garbine Muguruza at Roland Garros.
In an interview wtih CNN, coach Patrick Mouratoglu called it “a bad season for her” adding that Sere has suffered from injury a great deal of the time. “For Sere any other result that is not a title is a bad result. The fil at a Grand Slam is a bad result for her. We cannot be satisfied with one Grand Slam [title] and two fils lost,” he said.
Sere has competed in nine WTA Fils, carrying home five titles thus far. IANS