Williams admitted to feeling nervous before the match against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, but she forged ahead, got into the moment and eventually won 6-0, 2-0. 

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The tennis champ has officially withdrawn her name from the upcoming China Open and the WTA Finals.

Taylor Lewis
Oct, 01, 2015

If there's anyone who deserves a break, it's Serena Williams.

Fresh off her run—and devastating loss—at the U.S. Open, ESPN reports that the tennis champ is taking the rest of the season off, withdrawing from the WTA Finals and the China Open. The reason? To heal from her lingering injuries.

"It's no secret I've played injured most of the year, whether it was my elbow, my knee or, in the final moments after a certain match in Flushing, my heart," Williams said. "This is a very difficult decision, but one ultimately made because of the love the game."

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But have no fear—Williams has assured her fans that she will be making her triumphant return to the tennis court next year.

"And when I [return], I will focus and focus and focus so I can continue my journey in this beautiful game," she said.

Might we suggest a nice spa vacay, Serena?