Serena Williams out of US Open

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Serena Williams has pulled out of the US Open because of a hamstring injury, the American 23-time Grand Slam winner announced on her Instagram page on Wednesday. 

“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,” wrote the 39-year-old. 

The US Open starts next Monday.