Serena Williams Out of US Open
by Sean Randall | August 20th, 2010, 3:56 pm
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I just heard on ESPN2 from Chris Fowler and Co. that World No. 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open.

Serena had surgery last month after mysteriously cutting her foot just before an exhibition in Belgian with Kim Clijsters.

After missing the entire summer WTA circuit the two-time champ is now out of the US Open.

I think we all figured she be ready to play in New York City, so this is disappointing news for tennis and for the tournament. Justine Henin is also out of the US Open, and out for the rest of the year.

It’s also worth noting that big sis Venus is also ailing with a knee.

Caroline Wozniacki will be the top seed.

Now back to watching Roddick-Djokvoic.


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16 Comments for Serena Williams Out of US Open

Anna Says:

Come on Flavia, Caro, Elena, Agi, or hey, is Dinara playing? This might be the perfect time to shine! Then again, it might be an easy run for the momma, Ms. Clijsters.


skeezerweezer Says:

Bummer….


Von Says:

At least American tennis fans wouln’t have to listen to the nasty comments from the commentators rehashing last year’s incident. Get well champ, you’ll be missed!!

I hope Venus goes far and/or wins the whole thing. Also, Oudin.


jane Says:

Too bad for Serena. And Henin isn’t playing either. That leaves the possibility of a Clijsters’ repeat looking pretty good.


blank Says:

Sean,

You just wrote an obituary for women’s tennis there.


topspin Says:

Good riddance for the wanna be queen, she should’ve been penalized from coming to the us open for a year at least.

good, I’ll watch women’s tennis now.


kimberly Says:

They should just cancel the uso on the wta side. Or at least reduce the prize money and number of points.


steve Says:

This is horrible: two of the very best players on the women’s tour aren’t going to be playing the last major of the year.

I hope Venus will be able to step in and win this. This year she’ll not only be fighting for herself, but she’ll also be carrying the family honor.


madmax Says:

Sad news for tennis fans. Serena and Henin are head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

At least they’ll have protected rankings and can come back stronger in 2011.

We all know about delpo, but tsonga and haas just withdrawn from USO too.


grendel Says:

and now Kim is carrying an injury, too!


Kimberly Says:

the WTA is in sorry shape, you know this when you see recent former number ones (ivanovic and safina) carrying on like they have been.


madmax Says:

kimberly,

isn’t safina playing better now? I think she is playing better when she hasn’t got the pressure of being world number 1.


Ike Says:

Thank God!


sharie Says:

what a sad news, i love watching serena playing..


alarm clock Says:

Her whole situation with the broken glass sounds like a Tiger Woods fantasy/excuse. What happened in that restaurant? No one saw it as it happened? It’s sounded fishy when it happened and then she needed an opeartion? Come on. Oh, and to all of you supporters, yes, all of you that think she was perfectly professional in her tirade last year, check out her sales at HSN SINCE then. She has gone from non-stop sell outs to NOTHING. She makes good money with tennis but she is an all-around flop in retail. Remember, one pay check comes from SKILL, the other comes from the PUBLIC choosing to purchase her merch. Guess she blew her good will with people that have wallets and remote controls.

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