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Safarova out of Beijing with wrist injury

AFP  |  Prague 

Lucie Safarova, the women's doubles world number one, said she was pulling out of the Open in starting tomorrow because of a wrist

The 30-year-old Czech, ranked 29th in singles, has already skipped the ongoing Open.

"I'm sad to announce I won't be coming to for the Open this year," Safarova said on Instagram.

"My wrist still doesn't allow me to come back on "

Together with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Safarova won at both and last year.

Following Mattek-Sands' serious knee at Wimbledon, Safarova climbed to the doubles number one post, replacing her American partner.

But she will lose that honour to former world singles number one on Monday because of the loss of points from

Safarova reached the US Open semi-finals with her compatriot Barbora Strycova earlier in September.

The last tournament she played was Quebec City two weeks ago, where she reached the singles semi-finals as the top seed.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 09:42 IST