Tennis news - Serena Williams retires from Indiana Wells match
An ill Serena Williams retired from the BNP Paribas Open while trailing Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-3 1-0 at Indian Wells on Sunday.
Serena Williams of the United States walks back to her chair to receive medical attention for a viral infection during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters on March 10, 2019 at the Indian Wells Tennis
Williams had taken a 3-0 lead in the first set before losing the next seven games. She walked to the chair after the first game of the second set and sat down, breathing heavily. After a discussion with supervisor Donna Kelso the American retired.
Tournament officials said the former world number one was suffering from a viral illness and Williams later confirmed she had been feeling ill ahead of the third-round tie.