August 25, 2021

(Reuters) – Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Open after the American said on Wednesday that her torn hamstring has not completely healed ahead of the final Grand Slam of the year.

“After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring,” Williams wrote in a statement on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CS_rgN9Lpy4.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely)