Betting update: DraftKings Sportsbook announced they will refund all Serena Williams futures bets following her injury and withdrawal from Wimbledon.
Since Serena Williams had to retire due to an ankle injury, all futures bets will be refunded. pic.twitter.com/aqa4EUg8vN— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) June 29, 2021
UPDATE: Williams lasted one more game, but aggravated the knee further and could not continue. She withdrew and will not continue in the tournament. Williams was a -1000 favorite to defeat Sasnovich, who was installed at +650. Williams was +650 to win the tournament. She was the second player on Tuesday to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. Adrian Mannarino injured his hip on a slip in the fifth set against Roger Federer.
UPDATE: Williams has returned to the court to continue the match.
Tennis legend Serena Williams has left her first round Wimbledon match on Tuesday due to what appears to be a left leg injury. Williams slid on the court returning a shot from Aliaksandra Sasnovich. She grimaced after that and then again as she returned the next shot. After the point ended she had to leave the court with a trainer for a medical timeout. Williams was leading 3-2 in the first set at the time of the injury.