Serena Williams withdraws from US Open

Serena Williams

Serena Williams has pulled out from the US Open due to a torn hamstring.

The American tennis superstar who has won the title six times at Flushing Meadows, has not played since suffering the injury at Wimbledon in June.

Williams was forced to retire from her opening-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, after slipping on a wet Centre Court surface at the All England Club.

She pulled out of last week’s Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in order to focus on her rehabilitation but she failed to recover in time for the final Grand Slam of the year.

Williams wrote on Instagram: “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.

“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favourite places to play – I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering everyone on from afar.

“Thank you for your continued support and love. I’ll see you soon.”

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Buhari finally breaks silence on bandits’ attack at NDA


President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out against bandits' attack at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State.

The assailants broke into the NDA facility in the early hours of Monday.

Two army officers were killed and two Majors abducted.

Reacting, Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina vowed that the attack won’t dampen the morale of troops.

"The attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, rather than throw a dampener into the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country," he said.

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