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Serena pulls out of Qatar Open

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Serena Williams will miss a second straight tournament next week after pulling out of the Qatar Open. 

The world No 1 has withdrawn from the Doha event with flu a week after illness forced her to miss the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Williams has not played since losing to Angelique Kerber in the final of the Australian Open last month.

She said: "I have come down with the flu and do not feel 100 per cent. I need to take this time to recover but I do look forward to returning to Doha and seeing my fans soon."

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