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Serena returns strongly, Baby Fed out

2011-09-28 22:25

Beijing, 28 Sept, 2011 CNicknamed Baby Federer, French player, Richard Gasquet, has pulled out from China Open due to an elbow injury.

The tennis star made his debut in 2002 at the Tennis Masters Series at Monte Carlo at the age of 15.

Gasquet has been ranked No. 16 by the ATP since Sept. 26, 2011. His highest ranking in singles is No. 7 in 2008.

Contrary to Gasquet nonappearance, Serena Williams fans can expect the American tennis star to arrive in Beijing this Friday, Sept. 30.

Serena won the China Open womens singles title in 2004 and was the runner-up for the recent Grand Slam tournament at the U.S. Open.

More international players are expected to arrive in the following days before the tournament starts on Oct. 1 for WTA matches and Oct. 3 for ATP matches.

By Suet Lee

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