Saturday, December 22, 2012

Serena Williams Has Surgery On Big Toes

The No. 3 women's tennis player in the world, Serena Williams, underwent surgery to correct a foot problem.
Williams was busy preparing for the Australian Open in January, but her foot condition had progressed to the point where it required surgery. She also pulled out of an exhibition in Thailand later this month, when she was scheduled to play No. 1 Victoria Azarenka
A medical certificate from podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller states that the 15 time grand slam champion was "treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of her great toes."
Williams followed up, saying, "I am being advised by my doctors to take more time to heal following a minor procedure I needed to address my ongoing foot issues."
Williams, the WTA player of the year, tread on glass, badly cutting both feet in 2010, and has been suffering with foot problems since. The exact foot problems are unknown. 
She expects to play in the Brisbane International tournament from December 30- January 5. The five-time Australian Open winner played at last year's Brisbane International, but pulled out with an ankle injury at the quarterfinals. 
Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson was surprised to hear of her surgery, saying, "I've spoken to her a fair bit over the last few weeks, so I was surprised at that report of toe surgery because she never mentioned it to me. I've since spoken to her and she'll be fine- fit and ready for Brisbane. Her flights are booked but it seems she's decided she needed a little more time than the Thailand match allowed."
French Open champion Li Na has stepped in to replace Williams at the World Tennis Invitation in Hua Hin, Thailand, on December 29th.

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