Serena Williams Becomes Emotional After Ending Match Due To Injury
Serena Williams Becomes Emotional After Ending Rogers Cup Match Due To Injury
In the 2019 Rogers Cup Finals in Toronto, tennis star, Serena Williams faced Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year-old Canadian. After Andreescu lead the Finals up one set, 3-1, Serena called for a medical timeout. Less than a minute later, the chair umpire announced that the 37-year-old Williams was retiring from the match.
Wild scene in Toronto: Serena Williams retires in the first set of the Rogers Cup final.
Canadian Bianca Andreescu wins. pic.twitter.com/TrEBsUmEIv
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 11, 2019
While Serena became visually emotional due to forfeiting the Rogers Cup, Andreescu stepped in to give the decorated tennis star a few kind words. She tells Serena,
“I’ve watched you your whole career, you’re a f*cking beast.”
“I’ve watched you your whole career, you’re a f*cking beast” Canadian Bianca Andreescu to Serena Williams after Serena forced to end match due to injury. Cool moment in Canadian Tennis History ??? #TheHighButton pic.twitter.com/UjDvhJns86
— High Button Sports (@thehighbutton) August 11, 2019
After the 16 minutes matchup, Serena addresses the crowd as she accept her runner-up award. She begins,
“I’m not a crier, but, thank you guys. I’m sorry I couldn’t do it today. I tried but I just couldn’t do it.”
"It's been a tough year, but we'll keep going."
An emotional @serenawilliams takes the mic after retiring from the @rogerscup final due to a shoulder injury. #RC19 ? pic.twitter.com/FJO0VonoIJ
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 11, 2019
“But I just I couldn’t do it. Thanks to Jehovah for letting me come out here. And Bianca, you’re a great sports woman. And thanks for my team. It’s been a tough year but we’ll keep going.”
Andreescu recently returned from a right shoulder injury that sidelined her since May. In her Rogers Cup speech, she sympathized with Serena’s withdrawal,
“What I’ve been through the past two months has not been easy. I kept telling myself `never give up.’ I’m trying to look at my injury not as a setback but more of a challenge. I tried to embrace it as much as I can.”
“Serena, you made me cry. I know how it is to pull out of tournaments, it’s not easy. This wasn’t the way I expected to win. You are truly a champion. I’ve watched you win so many times, you are truly a champion on and off the court. I’m speechless right now. This has been a dream come true.”
As previously reported, No. 1 player Simona Halep, defeated Serena in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the Wimbledon championship.
Get well soon Serena!