Serena Williams revealed she would miss the upcoming US Open early Wednesday morning, releasing a statement posted to social media.
"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," she wrote. "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.
"Thank you for your continued support and love. I’ll see you soon."