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Bank of the West Classic loses one of its top seeds

 

World No. 3 and 2013 Bank of the West Classic finalist Agnieszka Radwanska has been forced to withdraw from the 2016 Bank of the West Classic due to a right hand injury.

"I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic," said Radwanska. "The tournament is one of my favorites and I was hoping to be able to play, but unfortunately the right hand injury I suffered at Wimbledon is not 100 percent and my medical team has advised me to rest. I want to wish good luck to all of the players and I hope to return next year."


Agnieszka Radwanska
Headlined by seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Venus Williams this year's player field boast 12 players ranked among the top-2 in their respective countries and may end up competing at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.

Overall 12 countries are represented in the field, and of the 20 players on the WTA official acceptance list, 12 have won at least one career WTA singles title. The 2016 player field has combined to win 76 career WTA singles titles.

"We certainly wish Aga a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the court soon," said Vickie Gunnarsson, Bank of the West Classic Tournament Director. "Unfortunatley injuries are part of sports and the health of the players is always the number one priority."

The player field also includes 2013 Bank of the West Classic champion and former World No. 10 Dominika Cibulkova, World No. 18 and 2016 Australian Open semifinalist Johanna Konta, 2012 Bank of the West Classic finalist Coco Vandeweghe, Japanese No. 1 Misaki Doi and two-time NCAA singles champion at Stanford Nicole Gibbs.

— Bank of the West Classic

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