Re: World #14 WANG OUT of San Jose P470 & Toronto P5 900
A big blow for her - the more points she could have picked up before the Chinese Swing, the better, because she's currently 41 in the Race to Shenzhen, which will obviously decrease significantly further before she's back out again. She had pretty much the first 8 months of the season with a high ranking and subsequent high seeding to really build on last Autumn's success, but that hasn't really happened and this is a further set back, and the tournaments where she is seeded high will be running out for her to maintain that ranking. Assuming Qiang doesn't have nearly the same amount of success this time in China, then that Zhuhai WC could potentially go to the likes of Zhang or Yafan.
Never nice to see a player miss some big events and she did pull out of Eastbourne and then had MTOs in the decider against Mertens at Wimbledon, so it's obviously linked to that - I think the official reason to pull out of Eastbourne was lower back, but on Twitter there seems to be mention of a waste issue. Hopefully she can get as soon as she can and ideally manage at least one warm up event before the US Open.