Stanford, CA, United States (4E Sports) – After withdrawing from Wimbledon, world No.1 Serena Williams stated she will undergo more medical tests to assure her health for future competitions.
Williams’ performance in Wimbledon was lackluster and she seemed to be disoriented.
She exited in a second-round doubles match together with sister Venus Williams.
Two days before that, she lost to France’s Alize Cornet in the singles divison.
“Now I know better if I’m feeling bad I’m not going to step on the court,” Serena stated.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion admitted she was ill and that left her bedridden for three days and was not allowed to travel, according to USA Today.
Williams continued to battle in Wimbledon because she never wanted to let people down.
“I never want to let my sister down. I don’t want to let the fans down. I was thinking I don’t want anyone to be disappointed after I lost in singles.”
Sister Venus is suffering from energy-sapping autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome.
Williams said she will have more testing after the season for conditions that may run in the family.
Williams will be competing in the Bank of the West Classic, in which she is a two-time champion (2011-2012).
She will open the second round facing No. 45 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
“I feel really good. I feel really happy to be here,” Serena stated.