Venus Williams Announces “Super Disappointing News” After Serena Williams Ahead of US Open 2021


Venus Williams
Venus Williams (Image Credits: Venus Williams Instagram)

Due to fitness concerns, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has joined Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Sofia Kenin on the US Open 2021 withdrawal list. 

Former World No.1 has had a drought season in 2021. She recently exited from Chicago Women’s Open after an opening-round straight-set upset against Taiwanese Hsieh Su-Wei. 

Venus Williams currently ranks World No.147. As a result, the Veteran was awarded this year’s US Open main draw wildcard at the beginning. Later on, she became a direct entrant after Belgian Kirsten Flipkens’ withdrawal. 

However, the 41-year-old tennis great was super disappointed and announced her withdrawal from the US Open 2021 due to a leg injury. Her younger sister Serena Williams will also miss the home major event due to a hamstring injury.

“It’s super, super, super disappointing. I’m having some issues with my leg all this summer and just couldn’t work through it,” Venus Williams said in her social media post. 

“I tried my best here in Chicago (at the WTA 250 Chicago Women’s Open), but I just was unable to figure out the equation. And there’s been so many times where I’ve been able to figure it out, even not in the best of my health, but this time, I just couldn’t make any miracles work.”

“It’s A Tough Time Right Now, But Like All Tough Times”: Venus Williams 

American continued, “I’m going to miss the Open. It’s my favourite Slam. I’ve had so many amazing memories there, and I can’t wait to get back out on the court, whenever that is. I’ll work with my team to make it as soon as I can.”

“I’m not used to being able to have some free time at all, and I know I said that this year I was ‘undateable’ at Wimbledon, but I’ve changed my mind. Now that I have free time, I am accepting applications.”

“In all seriousness, I am really disappointed. It’s a tough time right now, but like all tough times, they don’t last forever.”

“Regardless, I’m wishing all players the best of luck this year. Be well — don’t get hurt as I did. Stay safe, and everybody enjoys the US Open. I know I’ll be watching from home.”

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