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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