Serena Williams was forced to pull out of Swedish Open with elbow injury this year due to the severe pain in her elbow. The world no. 1 said she felt the pain on elbow on the very first game. Serena Williams said she was having pain in elbow and felt it during the match. However she beat Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure by 6-2, 6-1 straight win. Being winner of Swedish open in 2013, Serena Williams was very sad to drop the tournament. She said, what she did was best for her body however it was very difficult decision to make. Serena Williams seemed very sad when she announced her withdrawal to the audience and promised to see them on Bastad.
Serena Williams said “I always enjoy my time here. I have such a great time. My fans here are really amazing, I love all you guys.” Serena Williams was supported with a big applause by audience. However it was not clear how big the injury was and how long Serena Williams would be sidelined. Spokesperson of Swedish Open said the organizers were obviously sad when World’s no. 1 can’t continue to play on the tournament.