Serena Williams has pulled out of the US Open, after failing to recover from a hamstring injury sustained during the Wimbledon tournament.
Williams now joins defending men’s champion Dominic Thiem, plus Roger Federer and world number five, Rafael Nadal, in withdrawing from this year’s Grand slam
The 23-time Grand Slam singles winner disclosed via a post on Instagram that her body needed time to “heal completely” from a torn hamstring.
“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.” the post read.
Thank you for your continued love and support. I’ll see you soon.”
The four-time gold medalist had suffered a hamstring injury during Wimbledon this year that forced her to pull out.
Her exit from the competition marked only the second time in her career that she has retired from a major tournament match.