Venus Williams Joins Sister, Serena In Pulling Out Of US Open Due To Leg Injury
Venus Williams has announced that she will be missing the upcoming US Open due to injury, becoming the third American female to withdraw after her sister, Serena and Sofia Kenin.
Two-time US Open champion and former world No 1 tennis player made the announcement in a video posted on social media on Tuesday.
Not the best news from Serena and I today. I am joining Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the injured list.
I, too, am unable to play the US Open. It’s super, super, super disappointing, having some issues with my leg all this summer and just couldn’t work through it.
Not the best news everyone. I am joining @serenawilliams @RafaelNadal and @rogerfederer on the injured list. It’s still going to be a great US Open & many thanks to the @usta for the wild card. I was so looking forward to it, but it was not meant to be this year. I will be back! pic.twitter.com/s0PRgdSSx2
— Venus Williams (@Venuseswilliams) August 25, 2021
The 41-year-old, who has seven Grand Slam titles to her name, added that she would miss competing at her “favourite slam” and wished all the other players good luck.
Earlier on Wednesday, younger sister Serena withdrew with a torn hamstring, making it the first time since 2003 that neither has appeared at the tournament in Flushing Meadows.
The siblings add their names to a long list of players who will miss the tournament due to injury including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep.