Serena Williams and Venus Williams are the two most successful and admired superstars. The Williams sisters have achieved every milestone in their life. Be it the grand slams or be it any other tournament they have rose on all occasions. But recently the news for doubt that the Williams sisters have decided to pull off from the Western and the southern open. The news came just a few days before the tournament was about to commence.
Let us hear from the stars and check what was the possible reason for their withdrawal from both the tournaments.
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Serena Williams pulls out of the Western and Southern Open
The Williams sisters as well as her fellow American tennis star Sofia Kenin announced on Tuesday that they will be withdrawing from the upcoming Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Sofia Kenin who was the 2020 Australian open champion, felt like she needs more time for her recovery as she was not fit to play in the tournament as well.
Serena & Venus Williams as well as Sofia Kenin have pulled out of the upcoming Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati #SSTennis
— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) August 11, 2021
Serena Williams said “Unfortunately I will not be playing in the Western and the southern open next week as I am still in recovery from my leg injury at Wimbledon. I will miss all of my fans in Cincinnati whom I look forward to seeing every summer I plan to be back on the court very soon.” The American superstar was last seen playing in the Wimbledon Open where she retired due to an injury and since then she has missed some major tournaments including the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Serena Williams on withdrawing from Cincinnati, where she is a two times champion (2014, 2015):
“I am still in recovery from my leg injury at Wimbledon. I will miss all of my fans in Cincinnati and I plan to be back on the court very soon.”
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 11, 2021
She now aims to be fit before the upcoming new US open and clinch record-equalling 24th Grand Slam. Venus Williams who is often seen playing in the doubles category with her sister and her fellow countrywomen, Serena Williams has also withdrawn. No such reason for withdrawal has come out but as far as it is concerned she also wants to take a break so that she is totally available for the upcoming US Open.
This news has put all the US fans in great shock. But the tournament will still feature the likes of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka. Ashleigh Barty would like to make a major comeback after she struggled with form in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Naomi Osaka will also be trying the same as well. It will be interesting to see who dominates the tennis court this time.