US Open 2021: After Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open due to a torn hamstring, the 23-time Grand Slam champion confirmed on Wednesday.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open due to a torn hamstring, the 23-time Grand Slam champion confirmed on Wednesday.

US Open 2021: After Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams withdraws from Western and Southern Open

With just a few weeks left for the US Open, Tennis legend Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. The move comes as she looks to focus on her recovery from a leg injury that she suffered mid-match at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams will be chasing record 24th Grand Slam at US Open. She is only one Grand Slam behind Margaret Court. However, she has failed to win the title since the Australian Open 2017 besides entering the 4 Grand Slams finals. With time running out of her tennis career, she will be looking to make the most of the recovery time and come out all guns blazing to win her 7th US Open title.

Notably, the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was forced to bow out of the opening round fixture against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in June after slipping on the wet court at All England Tennis Club.

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US Open 2021: After Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams withdraws from  Western and Southern Open

In a statement, the 39 -year-old said: “Unfortunately, I will not be playing in the Western & Southern Open next week as I am still in recovery from my leg injury at Wimbledon.

“I will miss all of my fans in Cincinnati whom I look forward to seeing every summer. I plan to be back on the court very soon.”

Besides Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kennin will also not take part in the event.

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