World No. 7 Amelie Mauresmo withdrew on Monday from both the Rogers Cup (August 13-19, Toronto, Canada) and Pilot Pen (August 19-25, New Haven, CT, USA). The Frenchwoman said that she still hasn’t fully recovered from an appendectomy in March (this surgery really ruined her season). “I rushed back too quickly because there was a lot at stake for me, especially on grass,” Mauresmo said. “Unfortunately my body did not cooperate.” There is even a chance that the 28-year-old will miss the US Open!
On Tuesday, world No.14 Venus Williams too pulled out of the Rogers Cup and the reason is tendonitis in her right knee. “I should have planned my schedule better. I’m feeling maxed out,” she said. Next tournament for the four-time Wimbledon champion is the US Open. (sources: ESPN, Reuters)