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It's always sad to see athletic giants like Serena Williams experience hard times and disappointment. Unexpectedly, she withdrew from the French Open because of an Achillies injury. This ended her latest bid to tie the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles. She told reporters at a press conference that she was struggling to walk. So she took it as a sign that she should try to recover. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion injured herself just a month earlier in a U.S. Open semifinal, losing to Victoria Azarenka as a result.
She told the press:
"I think Achilles' is a real injury that you don't want to play with because that is not good if it gets worse. I think it's one of the worst. So I don't want it to get to that point," she said.
"I don't know if I'll be able to play another tournament this year," she added.
I kind of know what she's talking about. I injured a major tendon in my forearm once. It wouldn't heal because I couldn't stop using my right arm long enough for it to recover. This went on for a year until I ended up having to get a cortisone shot, which fixed me right up. But yeah, tendon injuries are no joke. I hope she gets another stab at the record.