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Aus tennis ace Stosur to miss Commonwealth Games

July 27, 2010 15:25 IST

The star pull-outs from this year's Commonwealth Games continue with French Open finalist Samantha Stosur becoming the latest to decide against competing in the Delhi event to focus on top WTA tournaments.

The Australian tennis ace joins the country's top male tennis player Lleyton Hewitt in pulling out of the Games, according to an Australian Associated Press report.

Stosur lost to Italy's Francesca Schiavone in this year's French Open final.

Tennis is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games in this edition but the draw is expected to be quite weak with top British player Andy Murray also expected to give the event a miss.

The Games clash with the China Open and Stosur is due to defend her title in Osaka from October 11, a day before the Delhi event draws to a close.

Stosur wants to qualify for the season-ending championships in Bali and missing the China and Osaka tourneys would jeopardise her chances.

Other top tennis players expected to pull out of the Games include 25th-ranked Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

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