Venus Williams pulls out of the US Open, joining her sister Serena on the sidelines in 2021

Hours after tennis star Serena Williams withdrews withdrew from the United States Open due to the fact that of a hamstring injury, her sibling revealed a disorder of her own would keep her from the occasion. Venus Williams revealed on Twitter Wednesday that “issues” with her leg will require her to miss her very first United States Open because 2006. 

“It’s super, super, super disappointing,” stated Williams, who missed out on the 2006 United States Open with a wrist injury. “Having some issues with my leg all summer and just couldn’t work through it. I tried my best here in Chicago, but I just was unable to figure out the equation. And there’s been so many times where I’ve been able to figure out even not in the best of my health, but this time I just couldn’t make any miracles work.”

Williams has actually made wonders work throughout her profession, winning 7 significant titles consisting of 2 at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001. The 41-year-old’s last significant semifinal look can be found in the 2017 United States Open. She stated in the video the Open was her “favorite” Grand Slam occasion. 

“I’ve had so many amazing memories there, and I can’t wait to get back on the court whenever that is,” Williams stated. “I’ll work with my team and make it as soon as I can.”  

This year has actually been a battle for Williams, who required a wild card to take part in the United States Open after being up to a WTA ranking of No. 112 — outside the leading 104 who make direct entry. She’s lost 8 of her 11 matches in 2021, consisting of a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Su-Wei Hsieh in this week’s WTA Chicago Women’s Open. 

With Williams taking out of the United States Open, she now has time for something she didn’t previously: dating. She jokingly requested bachelors’ “applications” in the video revealing her withdrawal. 

“I’m not used to being able to have some free time at all, and I know I said that this year I was un-dateable at Wimbledon, but I’ve changed my mind now,” Williams stated. “So now that I have free time, I am accepting applications from all bachelor’s above five-foot tall, smart but not smarter than me, has a job and doesn’t talk too much. My coach, Eric Hechtman, is taking all applications because you got to contribute to the championships.”

In addition to the Williams siblings, males’s stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have actually likewise withdrawn from the United States Open. This will be the Grand Slam occasion without Serena Williams, Federer and Nadal in the primary songs draw because the 1997 United States Open. 

The United States Open is arranged for Aug. 30-Sep. 12 in Queens, New York. 

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