Serena Williams will not compete in the 2021 US Open owing to an injury

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A slew of major names will be absent from the 2021 US Open. With each passing day, a new name is added to the list of players who have decided to pull out of the major event. Serena Williams, an American tennis player, has stated that she would withdraw from the forthcoming hardcourt event due to injury.

Because her injured hamstring has not fully healed, the 39-year-old tennis legend has withdrawn from next week’s main event. Williams stated on Instagram, “After careful deliberation and following the advice of my physicians and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to fully heal from a torn hamstring.” “New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and it’s one of my favourite locations to play—I’ll miss seeing the fans, but I’ll be rooting for everyone from afar. Thank you for your unwavering love and support. She concluded, “I’ll see you soon.”

Serena has been in excruciating pain due to her leg injury for quite some time. She also opted out of the Cincinnati Masters after skipping the Tokyo Olympics. Due to a leg ailment, she had to quit her first-round encounter at Wimbledon in tears. The six-time champion and one of the most consistent performers in 2021 US Open history will be sorely missed at the year’s last Grand Slam.

The 2021 US Open will be held without any major stars

Serena Williams became the latest big name to withdraw from the blockbuster event, joining a long line of elite players. Prior to this, the 2021 season of reigning men’s champion Dominic Thiem and four-time winner Rafael Nadal was cut short due to injury. Roger Federer has also withdrawn from the tournament, citing a third operation on his right knee as the reason.

On Monday, the main draw of the US Open begins in New York.

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