Tags: Rogers Cup (Tennis)

Serena Williams, Citing Back Pain, Withdraws From Cincinnati Masters

MASON, Ohio — Serena Williams withdrew shortly before her first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters was set to begin on Tuesday evening, citing the back problems that had forced her to abandon the Rogers Cup final in Toronto last weekend after just four games. “I came to Mason on Sunday and have tried everything to…

Serena Williams Leaves Rogers Cup Final With Back Spasms; Andreescu Wins

TORONTO — After only 19 minutes and a great deal of buildup, Serena Williams retired in the first set of the Rogers Cup final after falling behind by 3-1 to the Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. The sudden end to the match, which featured Williams seeking her first title of 2019 and Andreescu trying to become…