Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open

Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open
July 25, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Eugenie Bouchard rocked the tennis world this summer with a run to the Wimbledon finals. The photogenic Canadian with a stylish game was expected to make her next appearance at the Citi Open, which starts next week. That's not happening now.

Bouchard withdrew from the WTA event held at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center. She hasn't played on tour since losing to Petra Kvitova in the final at Wimbledon on July 5.

"Unfortunately, I must withdraw from the Citi Open this year," Bouchard said in a statement released by tournament officials on Friday. "I am going to miss playing for all my wonderful fans. It is a great tournament and I look forward to coming back next year." 

Tournament officials stated the 20-year-old asked for a medical withdrawal, but didn't specific a specific injury. 

Ranked No. 7 in the world, Bouchard has made three previous appearances in the Washington event.

Lucie Safarova, a Wimbledon semifinalist, will replace Bouchard as the Citi Open's top seed. Sloane Stephens, who played for the Washington Kastles this week, will also be in the field.

Tomas Berdych, fifth ranked played on the ATP Tour, will be the top seed in the men's draw. Six of the top 15 ranked players on tour are in the field, including John Isner, the highest ranked American.

The opening round begins on Monday.