Venus Williams will miss the upcoming U.S. Open due to an injury, becoming the third U.S. female after her sister Serena and Sofia Kenin to announce on Wednesday they would not take part in the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Two-time U.S. Open champion and former world number one Venus made the announcement in a video posted on social media.
“Not the best news from Serena and I today,” she said.
“I, too, am unable to play the U.S. Open. It’s super, super, super disappointing, having some issues with my leg all this summer and just couldn’t work through it.”
Not the best news everyone. I am joining @serenawilliams @RafaelNadal and @rogerfederer on the injured list. It’s still going to be a great US Open & many thanks to the @usta for the wild card. I was so looking forward to it, but it was not meant to be this year. I will be back! pic.twitter.com/s0PRgdSSx2
— Venus Williams (@Venuseswilliams) August 25, 2021
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