Elena Dementieva, ranked 5th in the world, has withdrawn from Wimbledon, the year's 3rd slam beginning next week, due to an injury to her calf that she sustained at the French Open. The Russian will be unable to defend her semifinal appearance at the grass-court slam from 2009, meaning a big drop in the rankings will be expected. She retired from her semifinal round match against Francesca Schiavone in Roland Garros and was unsure about her state for WImby, until it was announced today.
She's the last Russian left in the WTA top 10 and with her inevitable tumble in the rankings, there could be none left just a few weeks from now. Imagine that!
Recover quick, Elena! We'll be missing you!