Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup due to a viral illness.

“I was really excited to play Toronto,” said Williams. “I came here ready to go and was practicing. I wasn’t feeling very well and had to see the doctor today. I was diagnosed with a viral illness and unfortunately am unable to play. I am extremely disappointed. I’m very sorry to the fans and tournament.” As a result, qualifier Zhang Shuai will be replacing William’s position in the draw. Zhang will play her first round match on Tuesday, August 9 against Ana Ivanovic. The extra slot in the draw went to lucky loser, Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

“We are disappointed by Venus’s illness but our Rogers Cup fans got to see her on site at Rexall Centre for at our official draw and celebrity tennis events, said Tournament Director Karl Hale. “We wish Venus a speedy recovery and look forward to an exciting week of tennis at the Rogers Cup with WTA stars like Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters.” Rogers Cup main draw singles matches begins on Monday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m., with the Top 20 of 20 WTA players participating.


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