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Serena Williams Withdraws From US Open

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Serena Williams withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday due to a torn hamstring. She hasn’t competed since injuring her right leg in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in June.

Williams, who turns 40 next month, announced her decision to sit the US Open out via a social media post.

“After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring,” Williams wrote in Wednesday’s Instagram post.

Her note concluded with: “I’ll see you soon.”

Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, also posted on social media, saying, “We’ve done everything we could” and adding: “It is heartbreaking, but this is the only possible decision,” ESPN reports.

Serena Williams reacts as she winces in pain in her Ladies’ Singles First Round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during Day Two of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 on June 29, 2021, in London, England.
(Photo by AELTC/Jed Leicester – Pool/Getty Images)

Williams was serving while leading 3-1 in her opening match at Wimbledon this summer when her left shoe appeared to slip as she was hitting a forehand. Her right leg then flexed in an awkward way.

OutKick previously reported that Williams returned and was in visible discomfort before she broke down in tears and was unable to move around the court. At 3-3, Williams collapsed to the grass and signaled that she would be unable to continue.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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