New York -- Serena Williams, the world's top-ranked women's tennis player, won't play in this year's U.S. Open because of her cut foot, tournament officials said Friday.
"We regret that Serena Williams is unable to play the U.S. Open and wish her a speedy recovery," tournament Director Jim Curley said in a statement. "She will be missed, but the tournament is about the competition and the players on the court.
This year's U.S. Open will be a memorable event, as it has been every year."
Williams, 28, needed surgery after cutting her right foot on broken glass in a restaurant in July and hasn't played since.
The 13-time Grand Slam winner has won the U.S. Open three times, most recently in 2008.