Injury forces Mauresmo to withdraw from Rogers Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup due to a shoulder injury.

Injury forces Mauresmo to withdraw from Rogers Cup

Montreal:

World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup due to a shoulder injury. Mauresmo has not played since winning Wimbledon in July. She has won the Rogers Cup twice, in 2002 and 2004. "I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from the Rogers Cup because of a right shoulder strain that I sustained, while preparing for the tournament," Mauresmo said in a statement on Wednesday. "Some of the best moments of my career have been at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where the fans, tournament organizers, media and sponsors have always been so great to me." Also forced to withdraw were American Venus Williams and Russian Elena Bovina. Williams is suffering from a wrist injury which has sidelined her since Wimbledon, while Bovina has been injured for several months, but had hoped to use the Rogers Cup to make her comeback. Their place in the main draw will be filled by Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova, France's Tatiana Golovin and Russian Vera Zvonareva. Despite the defections, the event will feature 40 of the top 44 women's players, including Justine Henin-Herdenne, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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