Anas Jaber and Serena withdraw from Eastbourne semi-finals

Third-ranked Tunisian Anas Jaber has been forced to withdraw from the Eastbourne Tennis Tournament on grass courts, along with American veteran Serena Williams in doubles competitions, due to a knee injury, the media announced. organizers on Thursday.

A statement from the organizers stated that the duo, “Jaber/Williams withdrew from their semi-final match due to an injury to Anas Jaber’s right knee.”

Serena, 40, returned to competition at Eastbourne after a year-long absence since withdrawing from the first round of Wimbledon last year due to injury, choosing to play Jaber in the doubles and reaching the semi-finals. after winning the first two games.

However, the American’s career will stop at this point, as she participates in Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam, in her first singles match, after the current world-ranked 1204 obtained an invitation to participate, knowing that the draw will be held today Friday. .

For his part, Jaber expects her to be ready for the tournament, which starts next Monday, and to be one of the most outstanding candidates to compete for the title, in sympathy with the level she offers this season, after winning the Madrid tournament. title and runner-up in Rome, both of which are between a thousand runs on gravel and her claiming the Berlin Championship title on grass last week. .

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