Serena Williams at Australian Open

Serena Williams ‘disappointed’ as she becomes lastest big-name Miami withdrawal

The Miami Open has lost another big-name star after Serena Williams pulled out due to recent ‘oral-surgery.’

Miami is Serena’s home tournament, and it is one she has always traditionally played.

However, after a recent bout of dental pain, she has been forced to withdraw from the tournament this year.

“I’m disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open because of recent oral surgery,” Serena Williams said.

“Miami is a special tournament for me because it’s my home.

“I am sad I won’t be able to see the incredible fans this year, but I look forward to coming back soon.”

Miami has already suffered from some major withdrawals, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem all pulling out for a variety of different reasons.

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.