NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The tennis player withdrew from the competition to get to the holiday in Windsor.

36-year-old tennis star Serena Williams , who some time ago announced her participation in the Italian tournament Rome Open, suddenly announced that she was giving up the competition. Earlier, Williams, who received an official invitation to the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle , worried that he could not on the necessary day to be in Windsor. But now Serena will not interfere to take part in the celebration of the wedding of her friend Megan and her fiancé.

The desire of Williams to join the guests of the wedding was not the only reason that withdrew from the competition. As coach of tennis player Patrick Mouratoglou explained, she was not ready for the tournament. “Serena has to re-build her body to make up for the time lost to her because of difficult births and their consequences,” he said.

Recall, Williams, who last autumn gave birth to her daughter, Olympia , said that she had to make an emergency unscheduled caesarean section because the heartbeat of the child began to weaken. Then, after the operation, the tennis player had a thrombus in the pulmonary artery, because of which she nearly died. And after that, her surgical sutures parted and inflammation began …

By the way, the wedding of Megan and Harry, which Serena is so eager to get, is now in jeopardy. There was an unexpected problem – the bride’s father had a microinfarction. Moreover, there is a serious risk of recurrence, and to avoid it, it was decided to subject Mr. Markl to an operation – stenting. And surgical intervention is appointed for today. And the likelihood that he will be able to fly to Britain on Saturday to take his daughter to the altar is almost zero.