Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Italian Open barely five days after opting out of the WTA event in Madrid according to report from the BBC Sport.
The source further disclosed that the decision puts in doubt her participation at the French Open, which is expected to begin on 27 May.
Williams who has had a tough time since giving birth is a four-time winner of the Rome event, which takes place from 14-20 May.
She withdrew from the Madrid Open on Thursday, saying she needs more time to prepare for her first clay season since she gave birth in September.
She returned to the WTA Tour in March and reached the third round at Indian Wells, where she was beaten by sister Venus, before falling in the first round of the Miami Open to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.