Vera Zvonareva withdraws from Wimbledon

World No. 19 Vera Zvonareva pulled out of Wimbledon on Monday after failing to recover from a left wrist injury which bothered her for months and forced her to miss the French Open.

The 23-year-old Russian has not played since retiring while trailing Dinara Safina in the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup in April.

Zvonareva will be replaced by Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak who lost in the first round at the Australian Open and French Open this year.

Other players that have previously withdrawn from the grass-court grand slam are the 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, world No. 63 Zheng Jie and world No. 124 Romina Oprandi.

The Williams sisters, the 2000 and 2002 Wimbledon doubles champions, have been given a late wildcard into the doubles draw after Britain’s Amanda Elliott and Katie O’Brien withdrew due to Elliott’s wrist injury. (via Reuters, Yahoo!Sports)

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