Venus Williams will be back in the US Open main draw next week.
Belgian Kirsten Flipkens withdrew from the US Open today as she continues recovery from a left ankle injury.
— Kirsten Flipkens (@FlipperKF) August 23, 2021
Flipkens’ departure moves 41-year-old Venus Williams into the US Open main draw where she will make a record-extending 23rd US Open main-draw appearance.
Mondays are for matches! See you at 5pm @xstennisvillage pic.twitter.com/mBwmU8T2Om
— Venus Williams (@Venuseswilliams) August 23, 2021
The US Open begins next Monday August 30th.
Last week, Venus received a wild card into the Flushing Meadows major, but won’t need it now. Alycia Parks has been grated a US Open main-draw wild card.
It will be Venus Williams’ 91st Grand Slam main-draw appearance. Two-time US Open champion Venus made the Flushing Meadows final in her 1997 US Open debut.
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