Sloane Stephens withdraws from Brisbane for knee rehab

by: Kamakshi Tandon | December 27, 2017

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"I pushed it a little bit too much," US Open champion Sloane Stephens said at the WTA Elite Trophy. (AP)

Sloane Stephens has withdrawn from the WTA event at Brisbane with an ongoing knee injury.

The tournament said that Stephens needs an "extra week's rehab" on her knee, delaying her start to the season.

Stephens won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, playing in just her fifth event since having foot surgery in 2016. But she didn't win another match for the rest of the season, losing six consecutive matches since Flushing Meadows.

"I pushed it a little bit too much just because I wanted to keep playing," Stephens said at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, adding that she now planned to get "little bit smarter" about her schedule.

Kei Nishikori has also withdrawn from Brisbane with ongoing hip problems. Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from Abu Dhabi, is scheduled to play the competition.


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