Serena Williams injury: Six-time US Open champ withdraws from event with hamstring issue

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Serena Williams revealed Wednesday that she is withdrawing from the 2021 United States Open to tend to a hamstring injury. 

“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. 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,” Williams composed in an Instagram post. 

The country’s 22nd ranked gamer has actually not played given that hurting her leg at Wimbledon almost 2 months back. The injury likewise avoided her from contending in the Tokyo Olympics, along with the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. 

Over the course of her profession, Williams has actually won 23 Grand Slam songs titles, consisting of 6 at the United States Open; the most current being available in 2014. Williams stays one title far from matching Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam songs champions.

Ashleigh Barty is the wagering preferred (+350) to win the occasion followed by Naomi Osaka (+450), since Wednesday early morning, according to Caesars Sportsbook. The United States Open ranges from Aug. 30-Sep. 12 in New York. 

On the guys’s side, star gamers Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have actually likewise withdrawn. The 2021 United States Open will be the very first Grand Slam occasion without Williams, Federer, or Nadal in the primary songs draw given that the 1997 United States Open.

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