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Knee injury forces Serena to withdraw from China Open

World No 1 is unsure if her participation in WTA Finals in S'pore will be affected

HEALTH ISSUES: According to Williams, it is 'especially' frustrating to withdraw from the China Open. She would have secured the year-end No 1 ranking if she had retained her title at the final in Beijing on Sunday.


CHINA Open champion Serena Williams spoke of her frustration at withdrawing early from a second consecutive tournament on Friday, but said it was too early to say if her season was over.

The top seed in Beijing withdrew from the US$5.4 million tournament ahead of her