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Serena Williams says done for this year

Oct. 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. tennis star Serena Williams said Tuesday she is done for the season after re-injuring her right foot.

Williams has been out of action on the WTA Tour since downing Russian Vera Zvonareva July 3 to capture her fourth career Wimbledon title. She played an exhibition match four days later in Brussels but shortly thereafter injured her foot by stepping on broken glass at a restaurant.

The 29-year-old had surgery to repair the damage but on Tuesday said she had "re-torn" the tendon and underwent additional surgery Monday in New York.

"It is with deep frustration that I am withdrawing from the WTA Championships at Doha and the Fed Cup final," Williams said on her Web site. "Pushed by my desire to return to competition, I trained too hard too soon and re-tore the tendon in my foot."

A 13-time major champion, Williams lost her No. 1 ranking to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark last week.

Her older sister Venus also ended her 2010 season early due to a knee injury, meaning neither of the American superstars will be available for the United States in the Fed Cup against reigning champion Italy.

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