NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Serena Williams added herself to the checklist of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, pulling out of the 12 months’s final Grand Slam match due to a torn hamstring.
Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her proper leg within the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June.
“After cautious consideration and following the recommendation of my docs and medical staff, I’ve determined to withdraw from the US Open to permit my physique to heal fully from a torn hamstring,” she wrote on Instagram. “New York is among the most fun cities on this planet and certainly one of my favourite locations to play — I’ll miss seeing the followers however will likely be cheering everybody on from afar.
She joins Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in sitting out the competition in Flushing Meadows, the place play begins subsequent Monday.
The draw is Thursday.
Williams has gained 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a document within the skilled period. Just one player in tennis historical past owns extra, Margaret Courtroom with 24.
Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic share the boys’s document of 20.
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