Tough luck for Serena Williams and her fans as the American legend had to withdraw when facing Garbine Muguruza in the 3rd round of Indian Wells.

The match

Serena started incredibly well to grab a fast 3-0 lead. When everything was pointing at an easy win for the American, things got dramatically south for Williams that wasn’t able to give any resistance to her opponent. Serena lost 7 consecutive games, and she decided to withdraw while she was 3-6 0-1 down.

Why Serena withdrew

After the match, Serena revealed

“Before the match, I did not feel great, and then it just got worse with every second; extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue.

By the score, it might have looked like I started well, but I was not feeling at all well physically.

I will focus on getting better and start preparing for Miami.”

What Muguruza said

Garbine admitted that she had mixed feelings after the match to say

“It’s really a weird feeling because I don’t feel like I won the match point and, ‘Well done, you know, good match. It was just like, ‘Man; we’ll play next time.’

I think I played well one set. I’m going to take the positive side of that. Now I have more chances to face top opponents. That’s what I’m looking for.”

Next vs. Bertens. HEAD TO HEAD and STATS

Garbine will face Kiki Bertens for a place in the quarters. The head to head is 1-all, 1-0 for Muguruza on hard courts.

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