Serena Williams explains Wuhan Open retirement

Serena Williams in action against Jelena Jankovic during their WTA Championships match on October 26, 2013
© Getty Images
Serena Williams reveals that a feeling of nausea was behind her retirement in the second round of the Wuhan Open

Serena Williams has revealed that she retired from her second-round match at the Wuhan Open because she was feeling "dizzy and nauseous".

The world number one was leading Alize Cornet 6-5 in the first set on Tuesday before she called for treatment at the side of the court.

Following some medical assistance, Williams then informed the umpire that she was unable to continue.

"I felt dizzy and nauseous in the first set and unfortunately couldn't continue," the 18-time Grand Slam champion said in a brief statement.

Williams suffered a similar incident at Wimbledon earlier this year when she was forced to retire from a doubles match after falling ill.

Serena Williams of the United celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles second round match against Chanelle Scheepers on June 26, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Williams suffers early exit from Wuhan Open
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060