Injury sidelines Wozniak

QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:59 PM ET

MONTREAL – Even after an injured right wrist forced Aleksandra Wozniak out of the next two tournaments on her schedule, the Canadian tennis player said she hasn't completely ruled out competing in the Rogers Cup.

The 52nd-ranked women's singles player announced on Monday that she was pulling out of the San Diego and Cincinnati tournaments but still hopes to compete on home turf later this month. She was seeded first for the qualifying rounds in the Omnium Mercury Open, but left California before her first match on the advice of a doctor.

Wozniak has been suffering from tendinitis following her first-round defeat in Stanford last week.

"I'm feeling a lot of pain," the 22-year-old said during a conference call Monday. "It‚s obvious that I want to play in the Rogers Cup because it's the tournament I've been waiting for all season. I still have to take things day by day."

The Quebec-born player felt no pain during her loss to young American Melanie Oudin, but it flared up in her wrist the next day. Wozniak said she hopes to be recovered in time for the Montreal event.

"I'm an athlete, so I'm in good shape," she said. "I think I can get better quickly."

Wozniak is currently undergoing physiotherapy to speed up her recovery. Even though the Rogers Cup qualifying rounds kick off on Aug. 13, she will likely get an invitation to the event and be able to sidestep those matches.

Wozniak still hasn't received official confirmation that she has a spot in the Rogers Cup locked up but, as the top-ranked Canadian player, she is widely expected to be on the list. Tennis Canada is due to announce who will receive invitations next week.


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