Venus Williams Joins Sister Serena and Withdraws from US Open

By: Alyssa Wilson

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the U.S. Open in New York, joining her sister Serena Williams and other tennis stars on the injured list.  

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On Wednesday, Venus posted on social media saying, “Not the best news everyone. I am joining @serenawilliams @RafaelNadal and @rogerfederer on the injured list. It’s still going to be a great U.S. 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!”  

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Williams said she is super disappointed, but she had issues with her leg that she was not able to resolve in time.  

“I’m gonna miss the Open — it’s my favorite Slam,” she said in a video posted to Twitter. “I’ve had so many amazing memories there and can’t wait to get back out on the court whenever that is — I’ll work with my team and make it as soon as I can. No date at this time.”  

This is the first U.S. Open she will miss since 2006, according to ESPN 

Her sister Serena announced her withdrawal from the competition on Wednesday saying, “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. New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favorite places to play—I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering everyone on from afar.”  

RELATED: Serena Williams Withdraws from US Open Due to Injury  

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