Thursday January 17, 2013
Injured Serena holds closed training session
SERENA Williams held a closed indoor training session yesterday, increasing speculation about her fitness after she painfully rolled her ankle on court.
The world number three and hot tournament favourite twisted her right ankle during a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Romania’s Edina Gallovits-Hall in her opening round clash on Tuesday.
The defiant 15-time Grand Slam champion claimed only a “fatal” injury would prevent her contesting the second round against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza today.
But the reigning Wimbledon, Olympic and US Open champion moved her scheduled session from court 17 to the indoor training facility at Melbourne Park and it was closed to the media and public, tennis officials said. — AFP