Serena Williams withdraws from Madrid will illness

World number one Serena Williams has today announced that she has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open. The two time former champion who last year lost in the semi-finals of the tournament to Petra Kvitova which was her first loss of 2015 Β is missing the tournament due to suffering with the flu recently and isn’t 100%.

Serena joins a list of high ranked players who have withdrawn from the tournament or are unavailable including:

Maria Sharapova
Belinda Bencic
Venus Williams
Caroline Wozniacki

The draw is set to take place later this morning with Radwanska now as the top seed in Madrid.


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