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Serena Williams pulls out of Pan Pacific Open

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 07:13 PM
TOKYO -

Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the Pan Pacific Open, two months after surgery on her right foot.

Williams, who cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant after winning Wimbledon, returned to practice earlier this month.

Williams was to head a strong field for the Sept. 26-Oct. 2 event, which includes defending champion Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki.

After missing the U.S. Open, Williams said she wasn't sure when she'd return to competition. She added she plans to play for the United States in the Fed Cup final against Italy in November.

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