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Jun 5th, 2005, 05:05 PM

Three players withdraw from Wimbledon warmup

June 5, 2005

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- Magdalena Maleeva, Chanda Rubin and Elena Likhovtseva withdrew from the DFS Classic, a grass-court warmup for Wimbledon that starts Monday.

Rubin's withdrawal opened a place for Maria Sharapova, who originally planned to skip the event. The Russian won the tournament last year before capturing Wimbledon.

Maleeva, who won the DFS Classic two years ago, has had shoulder trouble and said she needed rest.

Rubin, a two-time Eastbourne champion, has problems with her left knee. The American was once ranked sixth but has slipped to 125th. Likhovtseva aggravated a thigh injury at the French Open, where she reached the semifinals..

Jun 5th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Lena L :sad:

Jun 5th, 2005, 05:23 PM
It would be crazy for Lena to play this Tier III. She needs to rest.

Jun 5th, 2005, 05:24 PM
What about the draw (Elena in) will Bartoli be the No 8 seed?

Jun 5th, 2005, 05:45 PM
Tati could have been seeded fourth :fiery:

Jun 5th, 2005, 06:29 PM
That's sad for the tournament :( But could have seen two out of three coming.. Just not Maggie.