20 Sep 2013

Serena to miss Tokyo tournament

5:45 am on 20 September 2013

World women's tennis number one Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo over fitness concerns.

The 31-year-old American will skip the tournament because she's not in good condition.

Last week's Russia's world number three Maria Sharapova said she would miss the 3 million dollar tournament to recover from a right shoulder injury.