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Kerber forced out of Ageon Open

18th June 2017, 16:59 by Bobbie Jackson

Angelique Kerber says she will not compete at next week's Aegon Open as she continues to recover from injury.

The German has been struggled with a hamstring strain in her left leg but she was hoping to get some competitive action in before Wimbledon.

Kerber sustained the injury back in May when she had to retire from her third-round match in Madrid trailing 3-6 0-5 to Eugenie Bouchard.

The 29-year-old returned to the court at the French Open, however, she crashed out in the first round at the hands of Ekaterina Makarova.

The world number one says the injury has caused issues recently in training and she is keen to avoid any further aggravation with Wimbledon on the horizon.

Kerber said: "It started slowly and then I really felt it yesterday (Saturday) evening. It is my left hamstring, the same one I had in Madrid.

"It was OK and I started practising again after Paris and then I felt it again in the last few days. I don't want to risk anything now, to do something (worse)."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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