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Jane Campion has apologised to tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams her comments against them in her Critics Choice Awards acceptance speech.
Williams hasn't missed the US Open since 2006, when she was sidelined by a left wrist injury. She reached her last major semifinal there in 2017.
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The men's and women's singles winners will each get $2.4 million, a nearly 28% decrease from 2019, although the overall reduction in prize money is 5.2%, the All England Club also announced Wednesday.
The 40-year-old Williams and 17-year-old Gauff lost to 13th-seeded Ellen Perez and Zheng Saisai 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the first round.