US Open: Serena Williams withdraws from Grand Slam with hamstring injury

Serena Williams

Tennis legend Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s US Open with a hamstring injury.

Serena Williams

Williams, who turns 40 next month, announced she had pulled out of the Grand Slam on Instagram.

“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,” she said.

“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favourite places to play – I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering on from afar. Thank you for your continued love and support. I’ll see you soon.”

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