Found December 19, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
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  (December 19, 2012) According to an Associated Press report, Serena Williams has had surgery on her big toes  which forced her to withdraw from an exhibition match with Victoria Azarenka scheduled for later this month in Thailand. The AP report  states: “A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams “was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of her great toes.” He said she needs to minimize activity to fully recover.” No. 3 Williams, a 15-time major winner was named WTA Player of the Year after capturing Wimbledon, the US Open and the gold medal in the Olympic Games. She was off the tour for a year after capturing Wimbledon in 2010 due to foot surgery and a blood clot in her lung.
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