Serena Williams Retires With Back Injury In 2019 Rogers Cup Final

A back injury forced Serena Williams to retire four games into Sunday’s final of the Rogers Cup against Bianca Andreescu. Williams was trailing 3-1 at the time before handing the title to the Canadian. Williams has 72 career singles titles but still hasn’t won a tournament in 2019.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t do it today, I tried,” Williams said to the crowd. “It’s been a tough year, but we’ll keep going.” The 37-year-old has had a long road back following the birth of her daughter in 2017.

Meanwhile, Andreescu now has two WTA top-tier tournament wins this year and at just 19 years old in her third professional season is a player to watch.

Bianca Andreescu vs. Serena Williams results: Andreescu wins 2019 Rogers Cup title after Williams forced to retire


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