BASTAD, Sweden -- Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open, citing a right elbow injury.
spokesman Marcus Duner said the top-ranked Williams was injured while
practicing Thursday. He had no immediate details on the injury.
Williams withdrew ahead of her second-round match against Klara Koukalova, who advanced to the quarterfinals by walkover.
sailed through her opening match on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over
Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure, four days after winning her sixth
Wimbledon title and fourth Grand Slam event in a row.
organizers are "obviously sad when the world's No. 1 can't continue to
play," but that there are still good players left in the draw.