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Venus Forever
Apr 17th, 2003, 08:20 PM
Kournikova withdraws from challenger tournament


April 17, 2003
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- Anna Kournikova pulled out of a minor league event because of a thigh injury.

She signed up for the $75,000 USTA Women's Challenger Tournament, part of the lower tier of tennis tourneys typically for players trying to move up. More established players also have used the events to regain confidence or tweak their games.

But Kournikova scrapped her plans to tune up here because of the injury that forced her to quit during a match last week at the Family Circle Cup.

``She's definitely out -- unfortunately,'' challenger tournament director Kim Meeker said Thursday. ``She's the highest profile person there is in tennis. There's nobody I would rather have had for the draw.''

Kournikova's anticipated participation, Meeker said, ``was met with a lot of excitement in Dothan.''

She has dropped 59 ranking spots since peaking at No. 8 in May 2001. Kournikova never has won a WTA Tour event.

calabar
Apr 17th, 2003, 08:52 PM
I wonder how she got her thigh injured?

Glenn
Apr 17th, 2003, 09:22 PM
I wonder how she got her thigh injured?

You wonder how?
YOU WONDER HOW?!? :rolleyes:

Excuse me but Anna's played like 6 (!!!) FULL matches this year!

THAT'S HOW!

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 17th, 2003, 09:31 PM
You wonder how?
YOU WONDER HOW?!? :rolleyes:

Excuse me but Anna's played like 6 (!!!) FULL matches this year!

THAT'S HOW!
:confused:

whats your point???

calabar
Apr 17th, 2003, 09:36 PM
I'm sorry Glenn, but mind was obviously elsewhere. LOL

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:00 AM
I swear this girl pulls out of more events than anyone else! She is more injured than amelie! Every freaking week it seems to be something or another.

Gowza
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:01 AM
didn't she get the iinjury when she retired against martinez?