Fellow tennis player Chris Evert mentioned in a phone interview, “We just don’t know her physical status at this point. She relies so much on the physicality of her game and her movement and her sprinting and just her court coverage and setting up those big shots. Her legs are vital to her game. I don’t know if we’ve seen her 100 percent since the beginning of the year.”
Williams is currently ranked in the 10th position after playing nine matches this year.
Williams addressed her absence saying, “I haven’t played a ton of matches this year. Not my choice; just by force. I really, really actually desperately wanted to be on the tour and to be playing, but it hasn’t been able to work out.”
Hopefully Williams will recoup her knee injury and get back to full strength. The truth is, even when not at full strength, with Williams, anything is possible.
The tennis world is eagerly awaiting to know if Serena Williams will play at the 2019 French Open. Being that she most recently withdrew from tournaments in both Miami and Rome citing knee discomfort, Paris remains uncertain.