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Abdominal Injury forces Keys out of Wimbledon | Tennis

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…


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