American will not compete at the WTA Premier Mandatory in Beijing.

Ex-first racket of the world American Serena Williams decided to withdraw from the prestigious tournament in the Chinese capital, which will be held next week, and ahead of schedule to finish the season.

Williams played five times in Beijing and became the champion in 2004 and 2013.

In this season, the 36-year-old American returned to tennis after the birth of her daughter. In a year she has played 24 matches in which he scored 18 victories. Its main successes have been the outputs in the final at Wimbledon and the US Open.

Earlier it was reported that Elina Svitolina will rise to fifth place world ranking for the week.

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