Six-time champion Serena Williams has develop into the most recent high-profile participant to tug out of subsequent week’s US Open.
In a put up on social media, the 39-year-old American nice stated she wanted time to permit her physique to “heal fully” from a torn hamstring.
Williams joins defending males’s champion Dominic Thiem, plus Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, in pulling out of this 12 months’s closing Grand Slam.
The match, at Flushing Meadows in New York, begins on 30 August.
Williams wrote on Instagram: “After cautious consideration and following the recommendation of my medical doctors and medical group, I’ve determined to withdraw from the US Open to permit my physique to heal fully from a torn hamstring.
“New York is among the most fun cities on the planet and one among my favorite locations to play – I will miss seeing the followers however shall be cheering on from afar.
“Thanks in your continued love and help. I will see you quickly.”
Williams suffered the damage to her hamstring throughout her first-round exit at Wimbledon in June, when the seven-time champion was pressured to retire towards Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
The US Open introduced Williams with one other probability at a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title.
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