Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open

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Serena Williams became the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Miami Open on Sunday, saying she was withdrawing in order to concentrate on her recovery from recent oral surgery.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic among the stars to have pulled out of the event, which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

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“I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open because of recent oral surgery,” Williams said in a statement quoted by US media.

“Miami is a special tournament for me because it’s my home and I am sad I won’t be able to see the incredible fans this year, but I look forward to coming back soon,” the former world number one said.

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