Serena Williams Forced To Retire At Age 39

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BORIS BECKER fears slipping Serena Williams may have played her last match at Wimbledon.

The tennis superstar, 39, was forced to retire in the first set of her first-round clash on Tuesday night after injuring her ankle on the slippery Centre Court grass.

Williams was one of several stars who lost their footing on the surface and Wimbledon chiefs blamed the wet weather for the grounded aces.

German Becker, 53, the three-time singles winner now fears we may have seen the 23-time Grand Slam champion at SW19 for the last time.

He claimed: “It’s the last thing that a champion like Serena wants to do – leave her favoriteSerena Williams courts with a walkover.

She can barely walk straight. We’ve got to get used to the fact that this might be the last time. She is past 30. It’s another year of coming back, injuries, wear-and-tear, she also had an injury at the French Open. It is sad to see but time waits for no man or woman. The courts seem to be a little bit slippery this year, a number of players have been complaining. Her left ankle went one way, her right leg went sideways.”

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