Sam out of New Haven, targeting US Open
Sam Stosur’s comeback from a hand injury has hit another hurdle with the Australian withdrawing from the WTA Connecticut Open in New Haven.
The Australian, who hasn’t played since suffering a stress fracture in her right hand at Roland Garros, was due to make her comeback next week at the US Open tune-up event, held at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.
Stosur still hopes to return to action at the US Open, where she was a champion in 2011.
During her period of inactivity, Stosur’s ranking has fallen to No.43, putting her outside the top-32 bracket required for a Grand Slam seeding.
The 33-year-old said she’d progressed from low-compression balls to the real thing as she amped up the intensity of her on-court training ahead of her comeback.
The US Open will begin on Monday 28 August in New York City.