Hurt defending champion withdraws from US Open

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Defending champion Dominic Thiem has pulled retired of the US Open, saying Wednesday helium volition miss the remainder of the twelvemonth due to the fact that of a close wrist injury.

Thiem was wounded successful June portion playing successful the Mallorca Open and said the symptom returned past week aft helium deed a shot during training. Doctors recommended helium deterioration a wrist splint for different six weeks earlier resuming training.

The No.6-ranked Thiem made the announcement successful a social media post, and a connection from his absorption institution described the wounded arsenic a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar broadside of the close wrist.

"I'm precise disappointed not to beryllium capable to support my US Open rubric and to miss the remainder of the season," the 27-year-old from Austria said successful the statement.

"But I cognize this is what I person to do. I person a agelong vocation up of me, truthful I volition lone travel backmost erstwhile I'm afloat recovered and successful bully signifier to compete."

Dominic Thiem serves during the 2020 US Open last against Alexander Zverev. (AP)

Thiem won his archetypal large rubric past twelvemonth astatine Flushing Meadows, beating Alexander Zverev by becoming the archetypal subordinate to travel from 2 sets down successful the US Open last since Pancho Gonzales successful 1949.

But aft the two-time French Open finalist was stunned by Pablo Andujar successful the archetypal circular successful Paris this year, helium played lone 1 much match. Thiem was starring Adrian Mannarino successful the archetypal acceptable of his opening lucifer astatine Mallorca erstwhile helium had to halt playing.

Thiem joins five-time US Open champion Roger Federer and 2016 victor Stan Wawrinka among players who volition miss the year's last Grand Slam tourney due to the fact that of injury.

The tourney begins August 30.

Roger Federer astatine Wimbledon. (Getty)


Two-time champion Venus Williams volition beryllium backmost astatine the US Open aft being fixed a chaotic paper Wednesday into the Grand Slam tournament.

The 41-year-old Williams has won 7 large titles, including victories astatine Flushing Meadows successful 2000 and 2001. But with her existent WTA ranking of No.112, she has fallen extracurricular the apical 104 who received nonstop introduction into the women's main draw.

Williams hasn't missed the US Open since 2006, erstwhile she was sidelined by a near wrist injury. She reached her past large semi-final determination successful 2017.

Venus Williams makes a forehand instrumentality to Kristen Flipkens astatine the Australian Open. (AP)

CoCo Vandeweghe, who besides reached those semi-finals, besides was awarded a chaotic paper by the US Tennis Association. The erstwhile No.9-ranked American has battled injuries and is presently No.160.

American teenagers Caty McNally, Hailey Baptiste and Katie Volynets besides received women's chaotic cards, on with 20-year-old Emma Navarro, the NCAA champion astatine Virginia, and Ashlyn Krueger. Krueger, 17, won the USTA Girls' 18s nationalist title to gain a wild-card spot.

On the men's side, 20-year-old Americans Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakashima were rewarded for their beardown summers with chaotic cards. Both are present ranked wrong the apical 100, which would person been bully capable for nonstop introduction erstwhile the July 19 ATP rankings were used.

Jack Sock, who was erstwhile ranked eighth but has since struggled with injuries, received a chaotic paper on with chap Americans Emilio Nava and Ernesto Escobedo.

NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice of Florida and USTA Boys' 18s champion Zachary Svajda besides got spots into the tourney that starts August 30, on with Australians Max Purcell and Storm Sanders.

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