Li Na Pulls Out of US Open With Knee Injury

Australian Open champion Li Na, who has been struggling with her knee since March, has targeted a return to the court on home soil in late September.

updated: July 31, 2014 20:15 IST
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Paris: World number two Li Na of China announced on Thursday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury. (Also read: Rafael Nadal Doubtful for US Open)

"I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US Open," Li said in a statement on her Facebook page.

"Since March, I have been struggling with my knee and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest level." (Read: Milos Raonic Says Some Are 'Licking Their Chops' at Rafael Nadal's Possible Absence From US Open)

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