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Serena Williams confirms foot injury has ended season

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams has confirmed she will not compete again in 2010 as injury has forced her to withdraw from the WTA Championships and Fed Cup final.

A cut to her foot has meant the American has not played since winning her 13th Grand Slam title on 3 July.

Having announced last week that she had strained her foot in training, Williams said on Tuesday she had "re-torn" the tendon and undergone a "procedure".

The end-of-season WTA Championships begin in Doha on 26 October.

They are followed by the Fed Cup final between the United States and Italy in San Diego next month.

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"It is with deep frustration that I am withdrawing from the WTA Championships at Doha and the Fed Cup Final," said Williams, who announced in mid-July that she had cut her right foot on a broken glass in a restaurant.

"Pushed by my desire to return to competition, I trained too hard too soon and re-tore the tendon in my foot.

"As a result, yesterday (Monday) morning I had to have another procedure to repair it. I thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time and look forward with strength and determination to getting back on the court."

Williams, 29, lost her world number one ranking to 20-year-old Dane Caroline Wozniacki earlier this month.



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see also
Serena set to miss rest of season
11 Oct 10 |  Tennis
Wozniacki secures number one spot
07 Oct 10 |  Tennis
Injured Serena will miss US Open
20 Aug 10 |  Tennis
Serena seals fourth Wimbledon win
03 Jul 10 |  Tennis


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