By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday August 10, 2021
Serena Williams and her sister Venus have each withdrawn from subsequent week’s Western and Southern Open, together with World No.4 Sofia Kenin.
“Sadly, I can’t be enjoying within the Western & Southern Open subsequent week as I’m nonetheless in restoration from my leg harm at Wimbledon,” mentioned the two-time champion Williams, who retired from her first-round match at Wimbledon attributable to harm and hasn’t performed since. “I’ll miss all of my followers in Cincinnati whom I sit up for seeing each summer season. I plan to be again on the courtroom very quickly.”
Williams is at the moment ranked No.20 on this planet; Venus is ranked 112.
The newest match replace:
Sofia Kenin and the Williams sisters withdraw from #CincyTennis.
— Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 11, 2021
Kenin, who has been nursing a foot harm and in addition hasn’t performed since Wimbledon, continues her rehab as nicely.
“Sadly I needed to make the tough choice to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open subsequent week,” mentioned Kenin. “I’m rehabbing nicely in hopes to play the US Open later this month. I really feel one other week of restoration is important. I wish to thank the USTA for all their efforts in holding the occasion throughout such difficult instances. Better of luck to all of the gamers.”
Principal draw play begins on Sunday August fifteenth at Cincinnati.
From the match:
The 2021 Western & Southern Open ladies’s discipline options the WTA No. 1 and 2021 Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty, together with current Main champions resembling 2020 Western & Southern Open finalist Naomi Osaka (2020 US Open, 2021 Australian Open), Barbora Krejcikova (2021 French Open) and Iga Swiatek (2020 French Open). The entries additionally embrace defending and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka together with previous Cincinnati champions Madison Keys (2019), Garbine Mugurza (2017) and Karolina Pliskova (2016).