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Venus will play in Beijing because of injury 

Venus will play in Beijing because of injury


Left knee injury is the reason for the refusal of Venus Williams (USA) to participate in the strong tennis tournament in Beijing with prize fund 4.5 million dollars, which started yesterday.

So No. 3-ranked Williams joined sister Serena and the champion of U.S. Open Kim Clijsters (Belgium), who missed the race in Beijing because of injuries.

The best Bulgarian tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova earlier today defeated with 4:6, 6:7 (5) at the start of the main draw of the 12 th placed Maria Sharapova (Russia).

Surprisingly, in the first round eliminated finalist of Roland Garros and No. 4 Samantha Stosur of Australia, which lost to qualifier Anastasia Sevastova (Latvia) with 6:2, 6:7 (5), 5:7.

Another qualifier Roberta Vinci (Italy) also unexpectedly eliminated in the first round of the tenth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6:3, 2:6, 6:3.

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