MONTREAL, August 3, 2021 (Tennis Canada Press Launch)
On Tuesday, Tennis Canada introduced that World No.2 Naomi Osaka, No.4 Sofia Kenin and No.8 Iga Swiatek have withdrawn from the 2021 Nationwide Financial institution Open introduced by Rogers in Montréal.
Osaka and Swiatek lately represented their international locations on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo. Naomi Osaka bowed out within the third spherical to eventual finalist Marketa Vondrousova, and Iga Swiatek misplaced within the second spherical to Paula Badosa of Spain. Sofia Kenin has been away from the sport since Wimbledon as a consequence of a foot damage.
“I’m sorry to be lacking out on Montréal this yr,” stated Osaka. “Sending my finest to all of the followers there, the event and the employees. I hope to see you all in Canada subsequent yr.”
“I’m very sorry however this yr I won’t be able to play in Montréal,” stated Swiatek. “The primary a part of the season was so intense that I want a few days off to relaxation and put together for the subsequent few months. I’m wanting ahead to enjoying in Canada in 2022.”
“I’m actually disillusioned to withdraw from the occasion in Montréal subsequent week,” stated Kenin. “Whereas I’m making progress, my foot damage shouldn’t be the place I want it to be to play on the highest degree. I really feel one other week of restoration and rehab is important. I wish to thank Tennis Canada for all its efforts in holding the occasion throughout such difficult instances. Better of luck to all of the gamers.”
“After all, we’re disillusioned that Naomi, Sofia and Iga gained’t be competing in Montréal this yr,” affirmed event director Eugène Lapierre. “However regardless of their withdrawals, we’re nonetheless relying on distinctive gamers within the draw, together with the 2019 champion, our very personal Bianca Andreescu, in addition to World No.3 Aryna Sabalenka and two-time Nationwide Financial institution Open champion Simona Halep. Followers ought to count on just a few surprises as a result of the draw has a lot depth. Something is feasible, and meaning some thrilling tennis is in retailer!”
Adjustments to the principle drawWith Osaka, Kenin and Swiatek out, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus turns into the primary seed. No.51 Shuai Zhang of China, No.52 Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and No.54 Liudmila Samsonova of Russia transfer into the principle draw.
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