Women's top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the 2010 U.S. Open, set for just weeks away, Aug. 30-Sept. 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as she continues to recover from an injury to her right foot. Serena's foot was cut on a piece of broken glass in July, which required surgery, and she has not competed on the WTA Tour since winning her 13th career Grand Slam tournament title at Wimbledon this past June. She has won the U.S. Open Championship three times.
"It is with much frustration and deep sadness that I am having to pull out of the U.S. Open," said Williams. "My doctors have advised against my playing so that my foot can heal."
She called missing the tournament "one of the most devastating moments of my career."
"We regret that Serena Williams is unable to play the U.S. Open and wish her a speedy recovery," said U.S. Open Tournament Director Jim Curley. "She will be missed, but the tournament is about the competition and the players on the court. This year's US Open will be a memorable event, as it has been every year."