The 2021 U. S. Open will not see a return of Serena Williams. The legendary female tennis player is still recovering from the torn hamstring she had suffered in the last Open.
Is This It For Serena Williams?
On Wednesday, Serena Williams announced the news on Instagram. Serena, 39, stated that she will not be competing in the tournament based in New York. Serena Williams has won the tournament six times. Her most recent victory had come in 2014.
In the Instagram post, Serena Williams said that she had arrived at the decision following careful consideration and advice from her medical team and doctors. She is withdrawing because she wants to let her body recover completely from the torn hamstring. She added that she considers New York as among the most exciting places as well as one of her favorite playing locations. As such, she will miss looking at the fans. However, Serena Williams promised to support everyone from wherever she is.
Serena Williams has 23 single Grand Slam titles. Later on, she also gave her gratitude to her supporters and their good wishes. She said that she will be seeing them soon.
Earlier in the summer, Serena had to exit the Wimbledon Open in the first round because of an injury to her right hamstring. She did not play in Ohio’s Western & Southern Open either. At the time, she had said to the press that she was not able to play in Cincinnati because her leg injury was still recovering.
Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit. She has since been shown immense support by her fans after her latest announcement on Wednesday. The United States Open’s official account also wished her a speedy recovery and hoped to see her on the court soon.