Miami Masters - Venus Williams out of 2013 Sony Open with back injury

Venus Williams (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Venus Williams is the latest name to withdraw from the 2013 Sony Open in Miami, pulling out of the tournament with a back injury prior to her third round clash with Sloane Stephens.

Williams vs. Stephens was a highly anticipated match on day five of the Miami Masters, and fans and pundits alike were extremely disappointed when they found out they weren't going to get to see this latest showdown between the different generations of American tennis.

Venus aggravated something in her lower back during her second round win over Kimiko Date-Krumm.

"I just realised that I wasn’t going to be able to be competitive at all today," she told reporters.

"It’s really disappointing. This is just the kind of tournament that, you know, you want to play well at. But, you know, I have faced disappointments in my life and my career.

"It’s not the first; probably not the last. Just have to get through it and stay positive. I have dealt with injuries before in my whole career. I feel like also I know how to hopefully recover quickly from them."

Venus revealed that she's still planning to compete at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston - a WTA Premier event on green clay which takes place immediately after the Sony Open. 

"I’m playing in Charleston, so that’s really still my goal, to get ready to play there," she added.
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Miami Masters - Venus Williams out of 2013 Sony Open with back injury

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