Why is Serena Williams not in the US Open 2021?

Why is Serena Williams not in the US Open 2021?

Serena Williams withdrew from the 2021 US Open on Wednesday, citing a torn hamstring. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion initially suffered the injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon in June.

Is Serena in the US Open 2021?

The bad news for this new edition of the tournament is that Serena Williams won’t be playing in the US Open 2021. Three appearances at the 2021 Grand Slams: Australia, French Open and Wimbledon. Only in Australia she reached the semifinals.

Is Serena playing in the US Open?

As a result, the six-time U.S. Open champion will be unable to participate in the tournament, which begins Aug. 30. She’ll have to put her quest for a seventh U.S. Open title — and her first since 2014 — on hold until 2022.

How many US Opens has Serena Williams won?

six occasions
Williams has won the US Open singles title on six occasions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014). Along with Chris Evert, that’s the most US Open titles won by a female player in the Open Era.

Did Venus Williams retire from tennis?

In the entire 2021 season, Williams played just nine tournaments and she is yet to kick off 2022. The last event the seven-time Grand Slam champion played was the WTA Chicago Women’s Open in August 2021, where she lost in the first round to Hsieh Su-Wei.

Why isn’t Serena at the US Open?

“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 on Instagram on Aug.

Did Venus quit tennis?

Neither Serena nor Venus has officially retired from professional tennis just yet.

Why is Serena not in US Open?

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has not played on tour since an injured right hamstring forced her out at Wimbledon.

Why did Venus and Serena pull out of US Open?

“After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring,” Williams wrote on Instagram. Venus followed up with a video message several hours later.

What is Venus Williams illness?

Sjögren’s syndrome hit the headlines when US tennis player Venus Williams declared she was suffering from it.

Why did Venus quit tennis?

Tennis legend Venus Williams will not take part in this year’s Australian Open, leaving the remaining women’s singles wildcard spot open for an Australian player. The 41-year-old has not played since August due to a leg injury, and confirmed on Friday her non-participation in the first Grand Slam of 2022.

Is Richard Williams still married?

Richard and Oracene divorced in 2002. Richard then met grocery store owner Lakeisha Juanita Graham, and they married in 2010. They have a son. They divorced in 2017.

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