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Li pulls out of Wimbledon
June 22, 2007 13:22 IST
Li Na, the first Chinese to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam at Wimbledon last year, has pulled out of this year's event because of injury, the Chinese Tennis Association (CTA) said on Friday.
"She was injured in her rib region during [the warm-up event] in Birmingham," CTA said in a statement.
"Medical staff have suggested she stops all training and competition to rest and heal."
Zheng Jie, who won the women's doubles with fellow-Chinese Yan Zi at Wimbledon last year, had already been forced to withdraw from the tournament because of an ankle injury.