Kerber and Sharapova outside the Luxembourg Open

Top tennis players Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova remain out of BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open due to injury. Kerber has been injured in the leg in the Beijing tournament and Sharapova in the shoulder in the Canadian tournament, which prevents them from participating in the competition.

Their vacancy brings young Americans, Coco Gauff (15) and Caty McNally (17) to the main draw.

Sharapova stated:

“For a few months this year I felt pretty good during my workouts on the grass. But I played a tough race on cement in Canada and that hurt me for the next few weeks. “

Gauff is heading to Wimbledon this year, where he met Venus Williams in the 16-year-old round. He reached the third round of the US Open, falling to Naomi Osaka, but reached Linz in the first WTA quarterfinals. As a result, Gauff is poised to become the newest WTA Top 100 member.


alexandra mpampaliKerber and Sharapova outside the Luxembourg Open