SERENA WILLIAMS SIDELINED FOR WTT MATCHES
A foot injury will keep Serena Williams from playing her scheduled World TeamTennis matches next week. Williams, who plays for the defending WTT Champion Washington Kastles, cut her foot earlier this week and was not able to play her first WTT match against the New York Buzz in Glens Falls, N.Y., on Friday, July 9. Williams was also scheduled to play WTT matches for the
Kastles in Philadelphia (July 13), Washington, D.C. (July 14) and New York (July 15).
Although unable to play, Williams flew from Belgium on Friday to join her teammates in Glens Falls, where she also signed autographs for young fans and addressed the crowd at the match.
"I'm very disappointed that I won't be able to play in the WTT matches this season," said Williams. "It is always such a fun experience and I love interacting with the fans in the cities that I don't often have the opportunity to play in during the rest of the year."
Rosie Crews, WTT (firstname.lastname@example.org); cell 817-691-5424