The 24-year-old Greek champion has decided to retire from the China Open because of an injury to her wrist.
While in much better shape, he would not want to risk any more serious injury, especially now that he is trying to secure a place in the 12th WTA Elite Trophy.
Sakkari will focus on two racing tournaments starting in the second and third week of October. The Upper Austria Ladies in Linz (7-13 / 10) and the Kremlin Cup (14-20 / 10).
Maria is in the WTA World Ranking No 29 this week and is heading to the Elite Trophy dashboard.
Source: wtatennis.com, tennis.com
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