May 19, 2016

    Wozniacki, Bencic withdraw from French Open

    FORMER world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic have pulled out from the French Open due to injuries, the WTA said.

    Wozniacki has a right ankle injury while world No. 8 Bencic has a lower back ailment, the WTA said on its Twitter feed.

    Wozniacki's injury continues a difficult season for the Dane, who was dumped from the opening round of the Australian Open.

    She has now slumped to 34th in the rankings.

    She suffered another ankle injury last month, forcing her to pull out of the Istanbul Cup tournament and a Fed Cup tie.

    Bencic has also had a tough run, losing opening-round matches at four of her last five events since the 19-year-old made the final at St Petersburg in February.