World No.16 Nicole Vaidisova won’t participate at the August 13-19 Rogers Cup in Toronto, and even her appearance at the US Open is under question.
The best Czech tennis player has still not recovered from glandular fever which has been bothering her since Wimbledon (where she lost to Ana Ivanovic in the semi-finals, but only after having knocked out defending champion Amelie Mauresmo).
If Vaidisova turns out to be able to take part in the 2007 US Open, she will get there without any preparation on the US hard courts. But this kind of situation is nothing new to the Czech — before the French Open, the 18-year-old hadn’t played for a month because of a right wrist injury, but then she reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court Grand Slam where she lost to Serbian Jelena Jankovic.(via Nicole Vaidisova On-Line)