Serena withdraws from U.S. Open

Tennis star Serena Williams will not compete in the upcoming U.S. Open because of a torn hamstring, an injury that ended her Wimbledon run in the first round in June.

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August 25, 2021 - 10:28 AM

Serena Williams plays a forehand in her first round match against Belinda Bencic at the 2017 Australian Open.

Serena Williams added herself to the list of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open today, pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament because of a torn hamstring.

Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her right leg in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June.

The American, who turns 40 next month, announced her decision to sit out the U.S. Open via a social media post. She joins Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in sitting out the competition in Flushing Meadows, where play begins next Monday.

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