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.

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.”

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.”

She continues,

“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.”

She adds,

“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!

Authored by: Gregory Molette