September 30, Beijing time The French Open in 2020 continues. The 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena retired due to an Achilles tendon injury. Pironkova won the third round without a fight.
Serena was plagued by this injury in the semifinals of the US Open against Azarenka. Since then, Serena has been conducting rehabilitation training at Moratoglu Online School, but after the French Open, she still has not recovered to 100%.
In this way, Serena's grand slam journey this year is over. She scored the third round at the Australian Open and lost to Wang Qiang, reached the quarterfinals at the US Open and lost to Azarenka, and retired after passing the first round at the French Open. This is the first time an American star has failed to reach the women's singles final in a single season in 14 years (the third round of the 2006 Australian Open and the fourth round of the US Open, absent from the French Open and Wimbledon).
At 39 years old, she can only hit Court's 24th Grand Slam record next year.