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Williams, Rubin, Stevenson pull out of Toronto tourney
August 7, 2003
TORONTO (AP) -- Venus Williams pulled out of the Rogers AT&T Cup on Thursday, citing the abdominal strain that has bothered her since May.
Williams' sister, Serena, withdrew earlier from the Aug. 11-17 hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open.
Chanda Rubin (right shoulder tendinitis) and Alexandra Stevenson (right shoulder strain) also said Thursday they won't play in the tournament.
One of the players moving into the main draw is Maria Sharapova, the Russian teen who made a surprising run to the fourth round of Wimbledon as a wild-card entry.
French Open finalists Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne highlight the Toronto field.
Updated on Thursday, Aug 7, 2003 6:49 p
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