US Open: Williams sisters withdraw from the final major of the year
Serena (left) and Venus about to share an embrace at the net at the 2018 US Open (Elsa/Getty Images)

The number of injury withdrawals at the US Open are really beginning to add up. After some headline withdrawals over the last few weeks of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and others, both Venus and Serena Williams have added themselves to that list of players to not play at Flushing Meadows this year.

Serena said in a statement that she will not play this year as she continues to recover from a torn hamstring injury. Her full statement can be viewed below.

Serena's statement on Instagram about her withdrawal
Serena's statement on Instagram about her withdrawal

Leg Injury Bothering Venus

As for Venus, she posted an entertaining Twitter video talking about her reasons for not being able to play at the US Open. She said she's had a nagging leg injury as for her reason she won't be playing in New York this year.