In pics: Top guns grapple with injury, illness problems

Sports | Ibnlive.com | October 2, 2011, 7:01 pm
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 World number one and US Open champion Novak Djokovic quit the event due to a negative report from his latest physical check up relating to his back injury. (Getty Images)
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World number one and US Open champion Novak Djokovic quit the event due to a negative report from his latest physical check up relating to his back injury. (Getty Images)

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 Swiss ace Roger Federer has gone a step further and pulled out of next month's Shanghai Masters to rest and recover after a gruelling summer. (Getty Images)
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Swiss ace Roger Federer has gone a step further and pulled out of next month's Shanghai Masters to rest and recover after a gruelling summer. (Getty Images)

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 Serena Williams who out of tennis for almost a year with a series of injuries has also decided to skip the China Open. (Getty Images)
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Serena Williams who out of tennis for almost a year with a series of injuries has also decided to skip the China Open. (Getty Images)

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 Venus Williams who was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome that causes fatigue and led to her decision to withdraw from the US Open has also decided the give the tournament a miss. (Getty Images)
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Venus Williams who was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome that causes fatigue and led to her decision to withdraw from the US Open has also decided the give the tournament a miss. (Getty Images)

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 Sweden's Robin Soderling suffering from mononucleosis, also known as the kissing disease, which explained his extreme fatigue and that kept him out of contention at the US Open is not going to take part in the China Open. (Getty Images)
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Sweden's Robin Soderling suffering from mononucleosis, also known as the kissing disease, which explained his extreme fatigue and that kept him out of contention at the US Open is not going to take part in the China Open. (Getty Images)

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 Maria Sharapova pulled out of the China Open after twisting her left ankle during her Pan Pacific quarter-final match against Petra Kvitova. (AP Photo)
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Maria Sharapova pulled out of the China Open after twisting her left ankle during her Pan Pacific quarter-final match against Petra Kvitova. (AP Photo)

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