‘A Droopy Toe the Rest of My Life’- When Serena Williams Shut Down Haters in Style Over Fake Injury Accusations

Serena Williams is one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time. Over the years, the American has earned many laurels in the game. Not to forget, she also earned the respect of the tennis community and fans all over the world.

However, there were instances in her career when eyebrows were raised for her loyalty toward the game. One such incident happened in 2010 when Serena had an allegedly fake injury.

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Was Serena Williams faking an injury?

A few interesting observations were made regarding Serena’s injury claims. After winning the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, the former world number 1 played an exhibition match after suffering the injury. Later, she pulled out of the remaining hard court season.

With the allegations put to her name, Serena later clarified her side of the story in an interview. She claimed that the injury happened because she stepped on a glass while leaving a celebratory dinner in Germany.

“I came back to the United States from Germany and knew something was not right. I saw a specialist in New York and had an MRI, and he said I had a tendon that was torn. He said I didn’t necessarily have to fix it, but I’d have a droopy toe the rest of my life. I thought it over and decided it was better to have the surgical procedure for my career and for my life,” she said.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women’s Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

However, the pressing question that still exists is about her long silence over the matter.

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Serena to play in two tournaments

Serena Williams made a long-awaited comeback in the Wimbledon championships in 2022. However, it did not go well with the 40-year-old. She crashed out of the tournament after losing in her first match. The former world number one was visibly short of proper preparation and lacked match practice.

However, Williams is in no mood to repeat her mistakes for the upcoming US Open. She has already signed up for two tournaments before going into the last Grand Slam of the year.

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Serena will participate in the National Bank Open in Toronto and then she will also feature in the Cincinnati Masters tournament. With Serena tightening up the preparations for the US Open, it will be interesting to see how she fares in the tournament. Can Serena win her 24th Grand Slam title? Let us know in the comments.

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