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Serena pulls out of Swedish Open

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The Sports Network
7/10/2014 2:07:21 PM
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Bastad, Sweden - Defending champion Serena Williams decided to pull out of next week's Swedish Open.

Last week, the world No. 1 superstar retired from her second-round doubles match at Wimbledon with her big sister Venus under unusual circumstances. Serena appeared dizzy and uncoordinated during the warm-up for that match and retired three games into the bout after serving up four straight double faults.

Serena claimed she was suffering with a viral illness last week.

"I decided not to play in Bastad, because I am still not feeling 100 percent," she said. "I want to be in perfect condition to go back on court, but unfortunately it's not the case. I really hope to be able to get back to training from next week."

The U.S. Open champion Serena's next scheduled event is at the end of this month in Stanford.

Serena Williams  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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