Serena Williams withdrew at Indian Wells after a round in the face Muguruza

Serena Williams se retire à Indian Wells après une manche face à Muguruza

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The American Serena Williams has been forced to abandon his game on Sunday.

In her return to the courts after five weeks of rest, Serena Williams has been forced to abandon its game third round Sunday at Indian Wells, due to a viral illness.

Williams began the meeting by providing a lead of 3-0 against Garbine Muguruza, before conceding six games to his opponent to lose the first round 6-3.

“She has started to play well and to be very dominant, has pointed out Muguruza. I had to adjust a little my position on the court, how I renvoyais the ball, and it took me a few games to be able to do it. I felt more comfortable afterwards. “

Muguruza is the only player to have beaten Serena and Venus Williams in the final of tournaments.

During a change between games, Williams asked to see her coach. After having discussed with it, the American returned to the field and lost the first game of the second round, before putting an end to the meeting.

Williams played his first tournament since the Australian open in January, where she lost in the quarterfinals. She had obtained a pass to Indian Wells and beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3, on Friday night, during his first match in the second round.

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