World number 12 and 2016 Montreal finalist Madison Keys has announced that she will not play at the next week's Coupe Rogers due to a right wrist injury. On Thursday, the American was forced to withdraw from San Jose where she was supposed to be the second seed.
The American had already been plagued with injuries in the last part of the previous season, playing only one tournament after the US Open and seeking her form in the first half of 2018. Keys was the quarter-finalist in Melbourne, the semi-finalist in Charleston and the semi-finalist at the Roland Garros, claiming just 18 wins so far overall after a lot of early exits and it is yet to be seen will she be able to recover in time for Cincinnati and the US Open.
Another American was forced to withdraw from Montreal, as the 26-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe skips another event due to an ongoing ankle injury. CoCo was defeated in the opening round of Wimbledon by Katerina Siniakova after a great battle, falling 8-6 in the deciding set, and before that she suffered an early exit in Birmingham as well when Petra Martic ousted her in straight sets.
In fact, Vandeweghe has played only two good tournaments so far this season, beating Sloane Stephens, Simona Halep and Caroline Garcia en route to the final in Stuttgart and reaching the semis in s'Hertogenobsch on the grass in June.
She played in Canada for the first time as a qualifier in 2014 to reach the quarter-final after wins over Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, but she failed to win a match in Toronto since then. ALSO READ: ATP Kitzbuhel: Qualifiers Denis Istomin and Martin Klizan set title match