Serena Williams pulls out of US Open due to torn hamstring

Serena Williams pulls out of US Open due to torn hamstring The 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's US Open because of a hamstring injury.

Serena Williams announced this news on Wednesday on her Instagram handle. She wrote in her Instagram post, “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. 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 from afar.” Thank you for your continued support and love. I'll see you soon.

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Former World No.1 Williams, 39, suffered the hamstring injury at Wimbledon this year, where she was forced to retire midway through the first set in her opener against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. She has not competed since.

Serena Williams, who holds the Open Era Grand Slam title record with 23 major titles, has competed in just six tournaments this year, including semi-final runs at the Yarra Valley Classic and Australian Open, and a fourth-round showing at Roland Garros.

Serena Williams is currently ranked World No.22. She is the latest big name to withdraw from the US Open.

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