Williams struggles through a doubles match with her sister Venus against competitors Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Vögeleas. A stomach virus has left her very vulnerable and out of energy.
I decided not to play in Bastad, because I am still not feeling 100%. I want to be in perfect condition to go back on court, but unfortunately it’s not the case. I really hope to be able to get back to training from next week, Williams issued a statement after her withdrawal from Bastad.