Now, Stosur pulls out of Commonwealth Games

July 27th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur Tuesday joined the growing list of top athletes to pull out of the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
The world no.5 would have been the top seed at the Games, where tennis was featuring for the first time.

The reasons behind Stosur’s pull out are her prior commitments in other important WTA touraments in China and Japan happening around the same time in October.

Stosur joins countrymen Leyton Hewitt in the list of Australian players giving the Games a miss.

Scotsman Chris Hoy, a multiple Olympic gold medalist in cycling and Jamaicans Usain Bolt, a triple Olympic champion and Shelly Ann Fraser, the Olympic 100 meters champion, are the other prominent sportspersons who have decided to skip the Commonwealth Games.

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