“Allow My Body To Heal Completely”: Serena Williams Announces Disappointing News for US Open 2021

Published 08/25/2021, 7:43 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester


American tennis star Serena Williams has had a rough path this season. She has been dealing with injuries and unfortunate results all along. For a player of Serena’s caliber, to not win a Grand Slam or a major title is a disappointment. 

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Just a while back, Serena Williams took to social media and announced that she would be skipping the US Open 2021. After consultations with the doctor, she felt it was the right decision to avoid being part of the final Grand Slam event of the season. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States reacts her quarter final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during day 10 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

The 39-year-old champion stated, “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 be cheering everyone on from afar.”

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Serena Williams started the season on a good note

Serena began her season in Melbourne but lost in the semifinal to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. After that, she took a brief break from the Tour and made a return during the clay season in Rome. 

Serena Williams goes down injured during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, she was unable to impress with her performances on the surface and, as a result, did not make it deep into the French Open. After that, prior to the Wimbledon Championships, Williams did not play any warm-up event. 

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Later at the All England Club, she suffered an opening-round exit as she ended up twisting her ankle during the first set of the match. Now that she has decided to skip the US Open, we wish her a speedy recovery.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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