Venus pulls out of Rogers Cup

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:29 PM ET

Venus Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal next week, citing an injured knee.

"I was very much looking forward to playing in Montreal for the first time but the pain that I am experiencing in my knee has not gone away," Williams said Friday.

Wiliams sister, Serena, also will skip the tournament. She is nursing a foot injury.

The tournament, Aug. 13-22, still will have 40 of the top 45-ranked players, organizers said.


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