Venus Williams’ US Open participation revealed after Cleveland withdrawal


Venus Williams’ US Open participation revealed after Cleveland withdrawal
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Venus Williams has arrived in New York and the seven-time Grand Slam champion is ready to make her 24th US Open appearance despite dealing with a knee injury. Williams, 43, was scheduled to compete in a WTA 250 tournament in Cleveland this week but pulled out of the event due to a knee injury.

But on Wednesday, Williams – who received a main draw wildcard into the US Open – arrived in New York. The US Open announced the news and confirmed that former world No 1 Williams came to Flushing Meadows to compete at the tournament where she is a two-time champion.“Venus is here.

The 7x Grand Slam singles winner is set to make her 24th #USOpen appearance,” the tournament’s post read.

Williams set to play the US Open despite the knee issue

After competing in Montreal and Cincinnati in the last two weeks, Williams was also hoping to get some action in Cleveland this week.

Unfortunately, Williams wasn’t able to compete in Cleveland and clash Mirra Andreeva in her scheduled first-round match. When announcing her Cleveland withdrawal, Williams confirmed her intention was to be able to play at the US Open.“Hey, everybody.

It’s Venus here. I’m so sorry that I’m not going to be able to make it to Cleveland. I’ve always wanted to play Tennis in the Land since it started, so I was really looking forward to it. I love the fans in the Midwest.

You guys are awesome. And of course, I was looking forward to getting some matches to tune up for the US Open. But unfortunately, my knee is just not acting right. It’s just not supporting me being on the court right now.

And it’s such a bummer. I’m just bummed out about it, but I’m going to work on myself and try to get myself together so that way I can, you know, be at the Open and also hopefully come in play for you guys next year.

I love you, sending all my love. I’m so sorry. And I’ll see you next time,” Williams said earlier this week.





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