During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans have found excitement and escape in keeping up with their favorite athletes and teams. Tennis fans like Aaaron Umen have turned to big events, like the 2020 Italian Open. But after her recent announcement, fans are wondering why isn’t Serena Williams playing Italian Open 2020?
The US Open was a thriller this year, with Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka coming out on top. The matches were filled with heat to say the least. With Italian Open 2020 almost here, fans are looking forward to what will come of the events. One thing’s for certain, after an announcement released online this week, Serena Williams will not play at the Italian Open this year.
The announcement comes much to the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s dismay. The athlete expressed her gratitude for “continuous support from fans in Rome” and she looks forward to returning as soon as possible. The reason for her decline in playing the events? Unfortunately, Serena will be nursing a recently acquired achilles strain. Tennis fans, including Aaron Umen of Case Western Reserve’s Men’s Tennis team, wish her a speedy recovery!