FILE PHOTO: Sept 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Sofia Kenin of the USA hits to Maria Sharapova of Russia in Ashe Stadium on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle. Necessary Credit score: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports activities/File Photograph
August 26, 2021
(Reuters) -Venus Williams will miss the upcoming U.S. Open attributable to an harm, changing into the third U.S. feminine after her sister Serena and Sofia Kenin to announce on Wednesday they might not participate within the remaining Grand Slam event of the yr.
Two-time U.S. Open champion and former world primary Venus made the announcement in a video posted on social media https://twitter.com/Venuseswilliams/standing/1430626530393305090.
“Not the very best information from Serena and I immediately,” she stated.
“I, too, am unable to play the U.S. Open. It’s tremendous, tremendous, tremendous disappointing, having some points with my leg all this summer season and simply couldn’t work by way of it.”
The 41-year-old Venus, who has seven Grand Slam titles to her title, stated she would miss competing at her “favourite slam” and wished all the opposite gamers good luck.
Earlier within the day, youthful sister Serena withdrew with a torn hamstring https://www.reuters.com/life-style/sports activities/serena-williams-withdraws-us-open-due-torn-hamstring-2021-08-25, making it the primary time since 2003 that neither has appeared on the event in Flushing Meadows.
The siblings add their names to a protracted checklist of gamers who will miss the event attributable to harm together with Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Simona Halep.
Fifth seed and 2020 Australian Open champion Kenin withdrew from the competitors with a breakthrough COVID-19 an infection.
“I’m writing with disappointing information,” Kenin wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/SofiaKenin/standing/1430685003709616135.
“Not too long ago, I examined optimistic for Covid-19. Fortuitously I’m vaccinated and thus my signs have been pretty gentle. Nonetheless I’ve continued to check optimistic and thus won’t be able to compete on the US Open subsequent week.
“I plan to spend the following a number of weeks getting wholesome and making ready to play effectively this fall. Thanks all for supporting me. I wish to want all of the gamers the very best of luck in New York.”
The 22-year-old Kenin, who additionally goes by Sonya, is one in all a formidable crop of younger People within the recreation, together with Jennifer Brady, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula and Danielle Collins.
U.S. Open essential draw matches start on Monday.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Enhancing by Karishma Singh)