Kuznetsova, Kanepi and Pannetta pull out of US Open

Updated: 21 August 2012 16:19 IST

Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and top-20 players Kaia Kanepi and Flavia Pennetta have pulled out of the U.S. Open.

Kuznetsova, Kanepi and Pannetta pull out of US Open
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White Plains, New York:

Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and top-20 players Kaia Kanepi and Flavia Pennetta have pulled out of the U.S. Open.

The U.S. Tennis Association did not give reasons for the three withdrawals on Monday.

Kuznetsova won the 2004 title at Flushing Meadows, and added the 2009 French Open championship. She's been ranked as high as No. 2 but is only 48th this week.

The 15th-ranked Kanepi withdrew from Wimbledon and the London Olympics because of a heel injury.

Pennetta is ranked 18th.

The U.S. Open draw is Thursday. Play begins next Monday.

Topics : Tennis Svetlana Kuznetsova Leander Paes Maria Sharapova Sania Mirza Tiger Woods Kaia Kanepi US Open 2012
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