Serena Williams Withdraws From U.S. Open Due To A Hamstring Injury
The U.S. Open, which features some of the top tennis athletes in the world, is set to begin on Aug. 30th, however Serena Williams will not be there.
This morning, (Aug. 25), Serena Williams announced that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Open, due to a hamstring injury. On Instagram the champion said,
“After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring.”
She continued with,
“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of the my favorite places to play. I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering everyone on from afar. Thank you for your continued support and love. I’ll see you soon.”
In June, Serena Williams had to retire during the first-round of Wimbledon due to a leg injury, which was only her second time in her career.
We're heartbroken for you, Serena.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 29, 2021
Just a few days prior, the tennis all-star announced that she was not participating in the 2021 Olympics taking place in Tokyo. When addressing why, she said:
“There’s a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision. I don’t really want to. I don’t feel like going into them today. Maybe another day. Sorry.”
Throughout her career, Serena Williams has won six singles championships at the U.S. Open. She made it to the finals twice to which she lost to Naomi Osaka in 2018.
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