Tatiana Golovin of France will need to skip the 2008 US Open and I suppose the reason is the same back injury which forced her out of the Beijing Olympics.
It's hard to keep track of all the tournaments Golovin had to miss this year. The 20-year old will finish the 2008 season having played only one Grand Slam, the Australian Open. In addition, the other tournaments she has played so far include only: Sydney in January (reached the second round), Memphis in February (fell in the first round), $100K ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA (was top-seeded and lost in the second round) and Berlin (lost in the first round) in May. And that’s all! It was quicker for me to name the tournaments she played than the ones she skipped.
On February 4th she reached career high of No.12, and now she's ranked 35th.
Golovin is expected to play at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, which starts September 29th. (photo: golovin-tatiana.com)