Serena Williams Is Out Of The US Open

by Staff | August 25th, 2021, 1:07 pm

Serena Williams made it official today withdrawing from the US Open. The 6-time US Open winner last took the court at Wimbledon where she injured her hamstring during her first match.

“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,” Serena posted on Instagram. “New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of 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.”

Serena will miss New York for the first time since 2017.

Her chase for No. 24 is now on hold, and who knows when i resumes, if at all. Serena will turn 40 on September 29.

Serena joins fellow US Open champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro.

Serena is currently ranked No. 22. She’ll likely drop out of the Top 40.

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7 Comments for Serena Williams Is Out Of The US Open

PK Says:

Will Serena ever make it to another Grand Slam final? I am not feeling very confident on that point…

chrisford1 Says:

I think the game has finally left Serena behind and it is probably a good thing for tennis after 25 years of the Williams Sisters dominating the woman’s side since Venus 1st made a Slam Final in 1997.

In sort of sad news for someone that goes down the rankings hard, you could face trouble in the 1st round. Even if you are a Legend coming in as a wild card. So it is with Andy. 1st round foe is Tsitsipas, who I believe will not be happy he gets Andy..

skeezer Says:

It’s never a “good thing” when a legend of tennis is out of a GS. The Williams sisters have made a undeniable historical mark on the women’s game. They have even made a major motion picture about them ( Will Smith plays Serena’s dad ). We will probably never see in our lifetime sisters who competed for a time at the very top of the game. Serena when in form in her career, had the best serve and ROS in todays game by a long shot.
Some say Djoker has the best return in the game, but Serena could consistently hit the WINNER returns, not Djoker.

chrisford1 Says:

Skeezer, don’t get into the ridiculous folly of equating the abilities of ATP and WTA players. It leads to junk from the mouths of people that think because Martina Navratilova thinks Graf had the greatest forehand ever – Federer and Rafa are back in 2nd and 3rd. Or the ability of Serena to scream and bash a winner off sitting duck marshmallow serves coming at her from female opponents.

skeezer Says:

Can you ascertain? Not saying Serena is playing in ATP, but in her league she dominates ROS, she hits winners ROS. Djoker in his league not so much. And he is playing in a weak era. You know the-one you have been harping on for years.
Do not minimize Williams achievements and/or due respect.
BTW, Graf’s FH was awesome, as well as her slice BH.
Players now are too homogenized, no one knows who is what with what.

Van Persie Says:


Forget about it. You do not have servers like Isner, Karlovic, Raonic etc in WTA. You cannot compare WTA with ATP. Most women are more confident when receiving, and not when they are on serve.

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