WIMBLEDON, England — Rock Island native Madison Keys, the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up withdrew from Wimbledon on Saturday because of an injury.
The tournament begins Monday.
Keys, who was seeded 19th at the All England Club, pulled out because of a hurt abdominal muscle.
She tweeted, “I’m so disappointed, but my health comes first and my body needs time to get back to 100%.”
She was replaced in the field by Coco Vandeweghe, twice a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and twice a semifinalist at other Grand Slam tournaments, who lost in qualifying this week. Vandeweghe’s first-round opponent will be No. 17 seed Elena Rybakina.
Keys is scheduled to return to the area for an event to promote self-esteem and mental health awareness scheduled for July 14-15.
It is slated to include Keys and other players participating in exhibitions on the grass courts of the Alex J. Kuhn Court of…