ROME (AP) — Martina Hingis, Monica Seles and Amanda Coetzer will not play in the Italian Open.
Hingis, ranked No. 4, withdrew from next week’s tournament because of a left foot injury that also forced her to miss the German Open.
Seles, ranked sixth, will miss the tournament because of a stomach virus, and Coetzer, who lost in the first round of the German Open, said a muscle problem would keep her out of the tournament.
Emmanuelle Gagliardi of Switzerland, Gala Leon Garcia of Spain and Janette Husarova of Slovakia moved into the draw.