U.S. tennis star Serena Williams poses for photographers prior to the start of the Giorgio Armani women's Spring-Summer 2017 fashion show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Serena Williams announced Friday that she has pulled out of two forthcoming tournaments in China citing an ongoing shoulder injury.Williams, 34, also withdrew from two tournaments with a shoulder injury in July, after successfully defending her title at Wimbledon.The German, 28, reached her first Grand Slam final in Australia at the beginning of the year -- and won it.She also made it to the final at Wimbledon, but lost to Williams, before taking her second Grand Slam crown -- and the top world ranking -- at the U.S. Open.This year, Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou acknowledged that a season with just two titles -- even if one was Wimbledon -- wasn't up to her standards.
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