December 27, 2010

Serena may delay tour comeback until Spring

Serena Williams may not make her comeback on the women’s tennis tour until spring, she told the New York Post. “I hope to be out of the cast and back on court by spring,” the former world No. 1 told the paper at a fashion party in Miami.

Williams initially suffered the injury when she was cut on glass at a restaurant in Munich, Germany, on July 7. She received stitches in both feet and then needed further surgery to repair a lacerated tendon on the top of her right foot in Los Angeles on July 15.

At the time of the accident, the American was ranked No. 1, but the injury forced her to pull out of the U.S. Open. A hopeful Williams committed to playing in a handful of tournaments this fall, but her foot did not heal properly as she began training.

She underwent a second surgery on her injured foot in October and later pulled out of the Australian Open. Not only will Serena be unable to defend her title at Melbourne Park, but she may now reportedly miss a significant amount of time following the season's first major.
Williams, who has won five of her 13 Grand Slam singles titles at Melbourne Park, hasn’t played competitively since she retained her Wimbledon title in July.  Serena, having only played 6 tournaments, finished the year ranked fourth.

Serena's Training Tip

To get ahead of her competition, tennis champ Serena Williams exercises in the a.m. "Training early in the morning can give you an edge — knowing the other girl is sleeping while you're out there sweating," she says. Working out early gives you a burst of adrenaline and a sense of accomplishment, plus it'll help you stay more alert and energized throughout the day.

--- SELF Magazine

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