Serena Williams won't likely play tennis again this season, as she's still suffering from foot injuries. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Prepares For Comeback From Foot Injury

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Serena Williams' Comeback Likely Postponed For Rest Of Season, Right Foot Not Properly Healed

Serena Williams' seventh tournament of the 2010 season was supposed to be next week’s Generali Ladies Linz. Instead, Williams is putting off her comeback for a third time since September, when she withdrew from the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo and the China Open in Beijing.

“My dearest fans,” Williams started off her Oct. 10 blog update. “…Yesterday I learned that I had tried too hard, and did too much too soon. …I am likely out for the year now.”

Williams had surgery on her foot in mid-July and an after-practice scan on Saturday showed that Williams restrained her foot and will be likely be done for the remainder of the 2010 season.

Here is the statement released Sunday on Williams' website:

I have been training for many weeks to get back to playing tennis as quickly possible since my foot surgery in mid-July. Yesterday I learned that I had tried too hard, and did too much too soon. After practicing yesterday morning I felt discomfort in my foot and tests by my doctor revealed that I had unfortunately re-strained it, as a result of over training.

I am likely out for the year now. I was really looking forward to beginning my comeback in Linz, followed by the Year-end championships in Doha. I feel completely heartbroken, and devastated, but knowing I will never be given more than I can handle I plan on coming back stronger and better. However, in order not to make this worse, I have to chill on my physical workouts but I will immediately begin rehabbing as soon as I get the Doc’s OK. Keep me in your prayers (I need them).

Thank you all for your support and love.



Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki will move into the No. 1 spot when the rankings are released later this week.


Serena Williams Withdraws From 2010 U.S. Open Due To Foot Injury

Serena Williams will miss the 2010 U.S. Open due to her foot injury, according to ESPN (via SI's Richard Deitsch).

Williams originally hurt herself in mid-July after stepping on a piece of glass at a restaurant. Williams withdrew from the World Team Tennis exhibitions she was scheduled to play in, before going in for surgery on her foot shortly thereafter. She was considered questionable for the U.S. Open, which starts on August 30, before pulling out on Friday.

Williams is a three-time champ at Flushing Meadows, and was coming off another Wimbledon title this past July before her unfortunate injury.

For more on Williams and the U.S. Open, check out The Daily Forehand.


Serena Williams Questionable For U.S. Open After Cutting Foot On Glass

WTA Tour spokesman Andrew Walker has said that Serena Williams, who was originally thought to be fine for the U.S. Open, is now considered questionable for the tournament.

Williams cut her right foot on broken glass at a restaurant shortly after winning her fourth Wimbledon title.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion said Saturday that she would miss events in Istanbul, Cincinnati, and Montreal prior to the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year which starts on August 30 in New York.

“Hey guys I’m doing better,” Williams tweeted Monday. “Thanks for all the love.”

The Daily Forehand will have updates on Serena and the Open.

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