Serena Williams and Venus Williams to miss US Open

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Serena Williams announced that she would not play due to a hamstring injury, writing on Instagram: “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to retire of the US Open to allow my body to fully heal from a hamstring tear. “

“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favorite places to play. I will miss the fans, but I will cheer on everyone from afar. Thank you for your continued support and love. ‘see you soon,’ she added.

For the past three years, Serena Williams, who turns 40 on September 26, has pursued the all-time Grand Slam singles record of 24 championships held by Margaret Court.

“I can’t play the US Open either,” she said in a video post. “It’s great, great, super disappointing. I’ve been having trouble with my leg all summer and I just couldn’t get out of it.”

Venus Williams, 41, played in a WTA 250 tournament in Chicago on Monday, losing to Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round.

She made her major debut at the US Open in 1997. She won the event twice.

“I’m going to miss the Open,” she said. “This is my favorite Slam. I had so many amazing memories there, and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch, anytime. I will work with my team to get there as soon as possible. No appointment you for the moment. “

The Williams sisters are the last big names to miss the tournament after defending champion Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all announced they would not compete due to injuries.

The US Open is scheduled to start on Monday.



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