(CNN)Twenty-three-time expansive slam singles champion Serena Williams and her sister, seven-time large singles champion Venus Williams, volition miss the last tennis large of the year, the US Open, the 2 announced connected societal media connected Wednesday.
Serena Williams announced she would not beryllium playing due to the fact that of a hamstring injury, penning on Instagram, "After cautious information and pursuing the proposal of my doctors and aesculapian team, I person decided to retreat from the US Open to let my assemblage to heal wholly from a torn hamstring."
"New York is 1 of the astir breathtaking cities successful the satellite and 1 of my favourite places to play -- I'll miss seeing the fans but volition beryllium cheering everyone connected from afar. Thank you for your continued enactment and love. I'll spot you soon," she added.
For the past 3 years, Serena Williams, who turns 40 connected September 26, has been chasing the all-time expansive slam singles grounds of 24 championships held by Margaret Court.
Later Wednesday, Venus Williams said connected societal media she volition not vie owed to a limb injury.
"I, too, americium incapable to play the US Open," she said successful a video post. "It's super, super, ace disappointing. I'm having immoderate issues with my limb each this summer, and conscionable couldn't enactment done it."
Venus Williams, 41, played Monday successful a WTA 250 tourney successful Chicago, losing to Hsieh Su-wei successful the opening round.
She made her large debut astatine the US Open successful 1997. She has won the lawsuit twice.
"I'm going to miss the Open," she said. "It's my favourite Slam. I've had truthful galore astonishing memories there, and I can't hold to get backmost retired connected the court, whenever that is. I'll enactment with my squad to marque it arsenic soon arsenic I can. No day astatine this time."
The Williams sisters are the the latest high-profile names to miss the tourney aft defending men's champion Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each announced they would not beryllium competing owed to injuries.
The US Open is acceptable to statesman connected Monday.