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Serena withdraws from Madrid Open

April 29, 2016 15:26 IST

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Serena Williams reacts. Photograph: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Women's World No 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open because of flu, the organisers said on Friday.

'Don't be surprised if Serena is no longer No 1 by end of the year'

"Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I've been battling the flu and I'm not at 100 per cent. I look forward to returning soon," Williams said.

Agnieszka Radwanska is now the top seed at the tournament staring on Saturday.

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