Petkovic, Szavay, Kanepi withdraw from Wimbledon
Recent top-10 player Andrea Petkovic of Germany has withdrawn
from Wimbledon because of a persistent right ankle injury.
She missed the Australian Open because of a lower back injury,
then hurt her ankle in her comeback tournament and has missed the
Petkovic reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals last year at the
Australian, French and U.S. Opens, and the third round at
She was replaced by Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia.
Hungary’s Agnes Szavay (back) and Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi (foot)
also withdrew, and replaced by Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, and
Britain’s Heather Watson of Britain.
Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who has hardly played in more than a
year, was replaced by Vasek Pospisil of Canada, who will make his
Wimbledon main draw debut.