Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam victor, withdrew from this month’s Australian Open because to an injury, the tournament’s organizers announced on Saturday. A leg injury has affected Venus. Serena Williams is out of the U.S. Open as well, suffering a torn harmstring.
Williams, a two-time finalist at the Australian Open, hurt her ankle and knee in that performance when she stumbled awkwardly at the net during a match against Sara Errani in the second round.
“Not the best news from Serena and I today,” she said in a video posted to Twitter. “I too am unable to play the U.S. Open.”
Venus, who has twice won the competition, described the outcome as “very, super disappointing,” but claimed that she had been “struggling with my leg all summer and simply couldn’t get past it.”
Venus added that she might gonna miss the Open, that she had so many amazing memories there and she can’t wait to get back out on the court whenever that is.
The 42-year-old American, who has reached the final at Melbourne Park twice and is currently not among the top 1,000 players, was hurt while practicing at the Auckland Classic. Williams received a wildcard to the tournament, which takes place from January 16 to 29. She was scheduled to compete in her 22nd Australian Open.
“I’ve been competing in the country for over 20 years now and the Australian community has always supported me wholeheartedly,” she said.
The five-time Wimbledon singles winner has had a difficult two years with injuries and was limited to just four tournaments in the United States last August. She did not get past the first round in both competitions, and 메이저사이트 her season came to an end when she lost to Alison van Uytvanck at the U.S. Open.
After the competition, Serena will retire from the sport, so she will team up with her sister for one final time. They will compete against Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova of the Czech Republic in their first doubles match since the 2018 French Open. The Williams sisters won the 2012 Wimbledon doubles championship by defeating Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova.
After losing to unseeded Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round of the US Open, Williams did not play again until Auckland, where she defeated fellow countrywoman Katie Volynets before falling to China’s Zhu Lin.
The sisters aren’t the only famous people skipping the tournament this year. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have both withdrew from the contest.
WHO IS VENUS WILLIAMS
Venus Williams, an American tennis player, redefined the game with the help of her sister Serena. Venus is a powerhouse athlete who has made a name for herself in the sport. Venus’ father, who also introduced her sister Serena to the sport and guided her development, took Venus to play tennis on public courts in Los 스포츠토토 Angeles. She became a professional in 1994, and her strong serves and ground strokes quickly gained recognition.
Williams, who was just 10 years old, was covered in the premier sports magazine’s “Child’s Play” piece from 1991. Williams expressed a desire to compete at Wimbledon and visit Jupiter when asked about her aspirations for the future. What about her tennis strokes? Williams said, “I try to observe if they’re playing smart, paying attention, and playing to their opponent’s weaknesses. “When I play, I aim to do that.”
Williams made tennis history on February 25, 2002, when she became the first Black tennis player to hold the top spot in the global rankings. She was quick to mention Althea Gibson, another tennis legend whose career took place in the 1950s and 1960s before formal world rankings, when asked about her feat.
The success that Williams experienced on the court translated off the court as well, with a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. When she and her sister Serena bought a minority ownership in the Miami Dolphins in 2009, it became one of her most well-known business deals.
According to website, Williams is worth $95 million. She has reportedly teamed with brands including Wilson, Tide, Kraft, Electronic Arts, and Ralph Lauren, and she earns between $5 million and $10 million (£4.09 million) year through sponsorships. Williams also established EleVen, a lifestyle company that offers stylish tennis and everyday outfits for both on and off the court.