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US player Serena Williams reacts as she pulls-up injured before withdrawing from her women's singles first round match against Belarus's Aliaksandra Sasnovich on the second day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 29, 2021. (Photo by AELTC/Jed Leicester / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by AELTC/JED LEICESTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Serena Williams, one of the most decorated and most successful, tennis players has opted out from the US Open. The decision has come as a result of the injury that Serena had suffered previously. It is a torn hamstring that she had endured during Wimbledon last year. Serena has had a severe injury-marred season as she previously has missed the Wimbledon campaign, the Cincinnati Masters, and the all-important Tokyo 2020 games. The US Open is the latest addition to the list of missed events. The 23-time grand slam winner was announced via social media to all her fans.  

Update given by Serena: – 

Serena, about the current condition of her injury, tweeted as follows, “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 continue cheering everyone from afar. Thank You for your continued support and love. I’ll see you soon.” 

About the injury: – 

Serena Williams endured a torn hamstring in the first round of the Wimbledon’s itself. In the first-round game against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus, Serena had heartbreak. Serena left the court in tennis. The pain that she must have been through is unimaginable. Serena was well set for breaking the record of 23 slams but her convoy was interrupted by this setback. It was her right thigh muscle that endured the tear. 

In July, an update was given by Serena’s manager that she might just recover in time for the US Open. But the current state tells us otherwise. Serena is undergoing a rehabilitation process and it has taken a bit longer than was expected. 

Previous performances at the US Open: – 

Serena first burst on the scene in the year 1999 after winning the US Open!!

Serena first burst on the scene after defeating World No.1 of that time, Martina Hingis, back in 1999. The event was US Open itself. From then on, she absolutely dominated the Flushing Meadows. Year after year she came in and won the US Open. 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In the years in which she didn’t win the Slam, she either ended as Runners Up or ended in the Top 4.  

At the US Open, Serena is generally surrounded by controversy. First in the 2004 US Open, in the quarterfinal, Serena argued with the chair umpire. Then in 2009, in the semifinals, she was given a violation point. And most recently in the 2018 US Open, Serena argued with the chair umpire. It was because the umpire ruled Serena’s coach out for gesturing her.