- Tennis star will not play in Singapore’s WTA finals due to shoulder injury
- She also withdrew from the event in 2015 over health concerns
“The 35-year-old 22-time Grand Slam champion made the announcement late on Sunday after missing all of the Asian Swing due to that same issue; shoulder problems also kept her out of the Rogers Cup and Western & Southern Open earlier in the summer,” the statement said.
“It’s been a really tough year for me. I’ve been dealing so much with these shoulder injuries. My doctor insists that I stay home and heal it… so I can have a chance to play next year,” Williams said in a video message to the people of Singapore posted to the WTA website.