Madrid: Venus Williams has withdrawn from the WTA Madrid Open because of a back injury, tournament organisers announced on Sunday.
The world number 21 had been due to open play on Sunday on the main showcourt against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, but she pulled out before the match could get underway.
Williams will be replaced by Stefanie Voegel of Switzerland.
Story first published on: Sunday, 05 May 2013 16:11 IST
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