nope, she still has to play, LL Stepahnie Foretz is not playing her! so alex is still going to have to win this match, and Foretz is a very talented player, i think she just might upset Alex! Alex hasn't won nothing yet!
Serena probably didn't want to have to play potentially 4 matches in 3 days. The sore knee probably wouldn't help that. She has a lot of points to defend at a hell of a lot bigger tournaments than Scottsdale so I think her decision is well made.
no, it won't cout as a loss, i think this is why she w/drew, honestly, to stay undefeatd. and if she would've played and gotten to the finals, and lost, im sure everyone would've have thrown out the injury excuse quickly, and say she was just outright beaten that day. so she avoided the controversy! and the undefeated streak lives on!
Top-seeded Serena Williams walks onto the stadium court to announce to fans her withdrawal from the State Farm Women's Tennis Classic due to tendinitis in her knee, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Williams is carrying three rackets she used during Wimbeldon and the Australian and U.S. opens, two of which she gave to fans and one which she donated to Phoenix Children's Hospital.