Tennis - Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

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Tennis - Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury
China's Li Na celebrates beating Austria's Yvonne Meusburger during their women's singles second round match on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (AFP Photo/CARL COURT)

- World number two Li Na of China announced that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury.

"I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US Open," Li said in a statement on her Facebook page.

"Since March, I have been struggling with my knee and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest level."

The 32-year-old, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, her second Grand Slam after winning Roland Garros in 2011, has targeted a return to the court on home soil in late September.


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