Fans denied Svitolina-Wozniacki clash moments before at Cincinnati Open as Ukrainian withdraws due to 'medical advice'

Wednesday, 16 August 2023 at 01:22
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Fans will be unable to see a mouthwatering tie at the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open after the withdrawal of Ukraine’s tennis star Elina Svitolina.
The 28-year-old was due to face the former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 64 clash at the competition on Monday.
However, moments before that, Svitolina announced that she will not be taking part in the competition because of a ‘medical advice’.
“Unfortunately I have been experiencing some foot pain since Wimbledon,” she wrote in a post on her official Twitter account. “I was advised to have a scan after Montreal which has shown some issues that need addressing and resting.
"So I am unable to play in Cincinnati this year. I am really disappointed to pull out anywhere but I love the fans in Cincy and love playing in front of them which makes it extra hard but I have to take the medical advice I have been given.”
In the same post, Svitolina expressed optimism that she will be able to recover in time to play in the fourth and the final Grand Slam of the year.
“I will do my best to rest and recover in time for the US Open now. Thank you for your understanding,” she added.

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