Venus Williams, Joins Sister Serena, In Withdrawing From US Open
American professional Tennis player, Venus Williams, has announced that she will be pulling out of the 2021 US Open, due to injury.
She becomes the third American female to withdraw after her sister Serena and Sofia Kenin.
The former world No 1 and two-time US Open champion, made the announcement in a video posted on social media.
“Not the best news from Serena and I today.
“I, too, am unable to play the US Open. It’s super, super, super disappointing, having some issues with my leg all this summer and just couldn’t work through it.”
The 41-year-old, who has seven Grand Slam titles to her name, added that she would miss competing at her “favourite slam” and wished all the other players good luck.
Recall that on Wednesday, her younger sister Serena, withdrew from the competition because of a hamstring injury, making it the first time since 2003 that neither has appeared at the tournament in Flushing Meadows.
The siblings add their names to a long list of players who will miss the tournament due to injury including Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, and Simona Halep.