Injured Venus Williams joins sister Serena in withdrawing from US Open

Venus Williams, granted a wild card into the US Open, has joined sister Serena and high males’s stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in pulling out of the 12 months’s final Grand Slam match as a consequence of harm.

In a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Venus Williams mentioned she has been having some points along with her leg all summer time “and simply could not work by it.” She known as being unable to play the Open “tremendous disappointing.”

“I am gonna miss the Open — it is my favourite Slam,” Williams mentioned. “I’ve had so many wonderful reminiscences there and may’t wait to get again out on the court docket at any time when that’s — I am going to work with my group and make it as quickly as I can. No date at the moment.”

The 41-year-old Williams has gained seven main titles, together with victories at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001. However along with her present WTA rating of No. 112, she had fallen outdoors the highest 104 who obtained direct entry into the ladies’s predominant draw. She obtained a wild card into the match final week.

Williams hasn’t missed the US Open since 2006, when she was sidelined by a left wrist harm. She reached her final main semifinal on the match in 2017.

The US Open begins Monday and concludes on Sept. 12.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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