Serena Williams Withdraws from Pan Pacific Open
Following on from her victory against Victoria Azarenka in the final of the U.S. Open 2013, it seems Serena Williams is on course to becoming one of the greatest female athletes in history.
The win was her 17th Grand Slam title and she has a combined 31 career major championships including doubles competitions with her sister Venus and four Olympic gold medals, including two singles.
She has won 80% of her career tournaments, 79 of 99 on every surface. Furthermore, she has won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open five times each.
The success on court has also led to financial success, Serena has almost $60 million in prize money and another $30 million endorsements.
However, Williams did recently announce that she is not playing in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo as she is still recovering from the summer. Williams said, “I’m disappointed to have to withdraw from the Pan Pacific Open, which I was very much looking forward to playing this year. Unfortunately, with the number of matches I have played throughout the summer, I need more time to properly recover.”