Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with injury

Serena Williams

American Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Monday, shortly before she was due on court to face Maria Sharapova in a much-anticipated fourth-round showdown.

The 36-year-old 23-time Grand Slam champion, making a comeback after maternity leave, told a news conference she had a pectoral muscle injury.

“Unfortunately I’m having some issues with my pec muscle. Right now I can’t actually serve it’s kind of hard to play,” she said.