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Serena Williams injures left ankle in Wimbledon first round match, forced to withdraw

Serena Williams was leading 3-2 in the first set when she injured her left leg. She attempted to continue but had to withdraw.

Serena Williams of the United States attends a practice session ahead of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2021 in London, England. Photo by AELTC/Pool/Getty Images

Betting update: DraftKings Sportsbook announced they will refund all Serena Williams futures bets following her injury and withdrawal from Wimbledon.

UPDATE: Williams lasted one more game, but aggravated the knee further and could not continue. She withdrew and will not continue in the tournament. Williams was a -1000 favorite to defeat Sasnovich, who was installed at +650. Williams was +650 to win the tournament. She was the second player on Tuesday to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. Adrian Mannarino injured his hip on a slip in the fifth set against Roger Federer.

UPDATE: Williams has returned to the court to continue the match.

Tennis legend Serena Williams has left her first round Wimbledon match on Tuesday due to what appears to be a left leg injury. Williams slid on the court returning a shot from Aliaksandra Sasnovich. She grimaced after that and then again as she returned the next shot. After the point ended she had to leave the court with a trainer for a medical timeout. Williams was leading 3-2 in the first set at the time of the injury.