Keys withdraws from Connecticut Open with neck injury

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Madison Keys has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open after injuring her neck during a practice session.

Keys says she was hitting a forehand return on Sunday when she felt pain on the right side of her neck. She says she does not know the exact diagnosis and will seek medical treatment in New York.

Keys, who is ranked No. 9 in the world and seeded third in the tournament, says she is disappointed to be forced out by the injury.

Tournament director Anne Worcester says a decision has yet to be made on who will replace Keys in the draw.

The 21-year-old Keys reached the semifinals in the Olympic women's tennis tournament in Rio, losing to Petra Kvitova in the bronze medal match.

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