Posted January 07, 2012 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand in her semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams has a badly sprained left ankle, Roger Federer an aching back and Kim Clijsters a sore left hip. Add in a limping - but ''I'll be OK'' - Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal playing with a sore left shoulder from last season and the warmup tournaments for the Australian Open are beginning to look like a star-studded sports injury clinic. Williams' injury seems to be the most serious and could affect her chances of winning the singles title for the sixth time at Melbourne Park. She rolled it badly in the second round at the Brisbane International and pulled out of the tournament. In her first tournament since losing the U.S. Open final in September, Williams was serving for the match against Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia when she twisted her ankle and fell to the court. After receiving medical attention, she limped through the end of that game and the next to complete a straight-sets win. She later withdrew after medical scans ''confirmed that I have a left ankle sprain (and) ...
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