Serena Williams US Open: Tennis star Serena Williams said Wednesday she has decided to withdraw from the US Open scheduled for next week “after careful consideration.” The 39-year-old is allowing her body to heal from a torn hamstring, following advice from her medical team.
“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favourite places to play – I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be everyone on from afar,” the record-holder said in a statement on Instagram.
“We’ll miss you, Serena! Get well soon 💛💙” US Open commented on her post in response.
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The six-time champion with 23 Grand Slam titles to her name is the latest tennis grandee to pull out of the US Open, following similar announcements by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
For Williams, the sports season this year was marred by injury. In July, she retired from Wimbledon after her first round in the first set, suffering a leg injury. She missed the Olympics in Tokyo as also the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Williams last skipped the US Open in 2017, the year her daughter Olympia was born.