Dementieva pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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Dementieva, 28, picked up the injury at Roland Garros (Photo: houghtquotient.com)

Elena Dementieva has pulled out of Wimbledon with the same injury that forced her to retire during her Roland Garros semi-final.

The Russian world No.5 was forced to retired following the conclusion of the first set against Francesca Schiavone in Paris and has failed to recover in time for next week’s Championships.

The 28-year-old had originally complained of the calf problem following her quarter-final win over compatriot Nadia Petrova.

Dementieva reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2008 and 2009.

Earlier this year, Dementieva retired from her Dubai Tennis Championships second-round match against Daniela Hantuchová with a shoulder injury.

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