Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday with a leg harm solely hours after her sister Serena pulled out of the Grand Slam occasion.
Venus Williams, 41, posted a video and message on social media saying she was dissatisfied to overlook the New York hardcourt match for the primary time since 2006.
“Not one of the best information from Serena and I at the moment,” Venus mentioned. “I too am unable to play the US Open. It’s tremendous, tremendous, tremendous disappointing.
“Having some points with my leg all this summer season and I simply couldn’t work by it. Tried my finest right here in Chicago however i simply was unable to determine the equation. This time I simply couldn’t make any miracles work.”
Venus, who gained the 2000 and 2001 US Open titles in addition to 5 Wimbledon crowns, had no timetable for when she would possibly return, saying solely, “I can’t wait to get again on the courtroom.”
The US Open has given Venus Williams a wildcard entry into the match, however she joins an inventory of absent stars that features Serena Williams with a torn proper hamstring in addition to 20-time males’s Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and reigning US Open males’s champion Dominic Thiem.