BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Serena Williams of the USA grimaces in pain after being injured during her match against Bojana Jovanovski during day four of the 2012 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 4, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Well, in 2011 there were glass shards and stomach issues for Serena Williams.
In 2012, it's a left ankle injury during her second-round match in the Brisbane Open that could stop Williams from a deep run into a Grand Slam tournament that begins in just 12 days.
Williams is playing in her first tournament since losing the U.S. Open finals. She is also making her first appearance Down Under since she won the 2010 Australian Open.
With a 5-3 lead in the second set, Williams was serving for the match against Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia. Williams twisted her left ankle and fell to the court before receiving treatment. Her ankle was re-taped but she was unable to win the game. Reportedly limping through the next game, Williams was able to secure a victory and an advance to the quarterfinals, winning 6-2. 6-4.
Williams injuries come a day after she announced she wasn't too in with the game of tennis anymore.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
"I don't love tennis today but I am here - I can't live without it so I am still here," the world No.12 said.
"It was never that I have fallen out of love with it - I have actually never liked sports.
"I have never understood how I became an athlete - I don't like working out.
"Anything that involves sitting down or shopping I am excellent at that."