Serena Williams' injury might keep her out of U.S. Open
Williams had surgery on her foot last week, prompting the tour to announce that the top-ranked women's tennis player would miss three tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open, which begins play on Monday, Aug. 30. Williams, who won her 13th major championship at Wimbledon in July, was a semifinalist last year at the U.S. Open after winning the title in 2008.
On Monday, WTA Tour spokesman Andrew Walker said Williams is questionable for the final Grand Slam of the year. Williams' return to the Open has been widely anticipated because of her tumultuous semifinal loss there last year, when she threw a tirade at a line judge at the end of a match against Kim Clijsters and was fined a record $82,500.
Photo: Serena Williams poses on the red carpet for her house party before the ESPY awards. Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images