Sania Mirza, a tennis legend from India, made the decision to withdraw from the US Open due to a ruptured tendon.
The tennis pro said that she had sustained an injury a few weeks prior in Canada but had not been aware of its severity or extent.
"I have some not-so-great news, I hurt my forearm/elbow when playing in Canada 2 weeks ago and obviously didn't know how severe it was until I got my scans yesterday," she wrote in a social media post to share the bad news. "Unfortunately, I have in fact pulled a little of my tendon."
The fourth and last grand slam event of the year in the USA will be missed by Mirza, who has stated that she would conclude her illustrious career at the end of the year.
But after analysing the scan records, it has been determined that she will miss a few weeks of competition and will not compete at Flushing Meadows.
Mirza declared, "I have withdrawn from the US Open and will be out for weeks.
Mirza added that the injury's timing made it more difficult for her to complete the year's schedule with an eye toward retirement.