Mirza out of U.S. Open with wrist injury suffered in Olympics

Updated: August 21, 2008, 9:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW DELHI -- Sania Mirza of India pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a right wrist injury that flared up at the Olympic Games.

Mirza, who had surgery on her wrist in April, retired from her first-round singles match in Beijing. A statement released Thursday said she had tests and was advised to rest for three weeks.

"It's very disappointing for me to miss the U.S. Open, I've always done well in this tournament," said the 21-year-old Mirza, who reached the fourth round in 2005.

The U.S. Open begins Monday.

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