Serena Williams will not win her record-tying 24th Grand Slam women’s singles title at Wimbledon this year after withdrawing from the tournament due to injury.
In the first set of Tuesday’s first-round match on Centre Court against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus, Williams slipped on the wet grass and appeared to injure her right leg.
After taking a time out to get her leg treated and wrapped by an athletic trainer, the seven-time Wimbledon singles champion gave it another shot. However, she was unable to move and was forced to retire from the match.
Williams last won the women’s singles title at the All-England Club in 2016. She has won 23 Grand Slam titles overall, one short of Margaret Court’s modern record.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Serena Williams retires at Wimbledon after suffering leg injury