Injured Kanepi Cancels Third Tournament

Kaia Kanepi Photo: Reuters/Scanpix
2/15/2012 2:25 PM
Category: Sports

Still recovering from an injury, Kaia Kanepi announced she will skip the Dubai tournament next week.

“Kaia is still working hard to recover and will not be traveling to Dubai,” Kanepi's Facebook page said.

Kanepi pulled out of a tournament in Paris earlier this month and cancelled another in Doha this week due to a shoulder injury.

The tennis player is receiving ultrasonic impact therapy for the area - described as "inflammation of shoulder and neck."

The 26-year-old started off the season with flying colors, winning the second Women's Tennis Association tournament of her career, but that followed with a dissapointingly quick elimination in the Australian open, and now her third cancellation.

This week's WTA rankings set Kanepi back to 29th overall.

 

Ott Tammik


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