Serena Williams Suffers US Open Injury Scare

Updated: 03 September 2014 13:29 IST

World number one and five-time US Open singles champion Serema Williams took an injury timeout to have her right foot and ankle heavily strapped early in the second set of her women's doubles quarterfinal match against Russian pair, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Serena also lost the match eventually, where she partnered her sister Venus Williams.

Serena Williams Suffers US Open Injury Scare
Serena Williams is due to face Italy's Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals. © AP

New York:

Serena Williams suffered a foot injury scare on the eve of her US Open quarter-final as she played doubles with sister Venus on Tuesday.

World number one and five-time singles champion Williams took an injury timeout to have her right foot and ankle heavily strapped early in the second set of the sisters' quarter-final against Russian pair, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Although the 32-year-old did not appear to be in significant discomfort, the American stars still lost 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to the Russian fourth seeds.

Williams is due to face Italy's Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals.

Topics : Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis
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