Sixth seed Vera Zvonareva has officially pulled out from the 2009 French Open.
The Russian sustained an ankle injury chasing a ball last month at the Family Circle Cup, and we can’t say we didn’t expect her to withdraw from the French Open. However, it’s a huge shame, since uninjured Zvonareva could have done very well at the Grand Slam.
Lucky loser Katie O’Brien of Britain will take Zvonareva’s spot in the draw. (photo courtesy of Women Who Serve)