US Open 2014: Injury rules Li Na out of season's final Grand Slam event

Last Updated: 31/07/14 4:49pm

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Li Na: No US Open for Chinese star

Li Na: No US Open for Chinese star

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na is out of next month's US Open because of a knee injury.

The Chinese player, currently No 2 in the world, has been out of action since losing to Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in the third round at Wimbledon.

She confirmed the knee had been bothering her since March and had been advised by her medical team to take a complete rest, ruling her out until at least the end of August.

Her aim is to return for the Wuhan Open in her homeland in the middle of September.

"I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US Open," Na said on her Facebook page.

"Since March, I have been struggling with my knee and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest level.

"My medical team has advised me that I need to take some time off to rest my knee so it heals. I look forward to getting back on the court this fall in Wuhan and Beijing."

The US Open begins on August 25 and you can see all the action live on Sky Sports 3.

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