Williams withdraws from Madrid

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open in Spain due to injury. 

The event revealed in it’s twitter account that the American has suffered an untimely right hamstring injury.

Williams’ preparations for the French Open continue to be hampered, as she has played in just one clay court event so far this year. The 35-year-old was knocked out in the second round in Charleston by Alison Riske.

The seven-time grand slam winner has featured four times in the Madrid open, with her best result being in 2010 when she lost in the final to France’s Aravane Rezai.