SERENA WILLIAMS HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE 2014 BNP PARIBAS OPEN

Serena Williams:
“After careful consideration, I will not return to the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open this year. I send my best wishes to everyone involved with the tournament.”

Steve Simon, BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director:
“We are disappointed that Serena has withdrawn from the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.  We wish her the very best of luck in the year ahead and hope that she will decide to play here next year.”