Serena Williams pulls out of US Open, citing torn hamstring

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Serena Williams has added herself to the record of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open.

Williams pulled out of the 12 months’s final Grand Slam event due to a torn hamstring.

The tennis star introduced her determination in a social media publish during which she thanked her followers for his or her love and assist.

“After cautious consideration and following the recommendation of my docs and medical staff, I’ve determined to withdraw from the U.S. Open to permit my physique to heal utterly from a torn hamstring. New York is among the most enjoyable cities on the earth and certainly one of my favourite locations to play – I’ll miss seeing the followers however will likely be cheering everybody on from afar.

Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her proper leg throughout her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June.

The American joins Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in sitting out the competitors in Flushing Meadows.

Williams owns 23 Grand Slam titles. The American turns 40 subsequent month.

The draw for the U.S. Open is Thursday. Play begins subsequent Monday.

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