LONDON (TICKER) — Wimbledon lost two marquee players on Monday when Monica Seles and Alex Corretja pulled out of the Grand Slam tennis event due to injury.
Seles, who has nine Grand Slam singles titles but has yet to win at Wimbledon, will miss her second straight major tournament due to a nagging foot injury.
Corretja, a French Open finalist from Spain who has been critical of the Wimbledon seeding process, also withdrew on Monday, citing a leg injury.
Seles has been receiving treatment for a sore foot that forced her to miss the French Open.
The former world No. 1 has played just two tour matches since reaching the semifinals of the State Farm Tennis Classic at Scottsdale, Arizona in early March. Seles lost in the second round of the Tennis Masters Series event at Indian Wells and the Madrid Open.
Seles has entered just six tournaments this season, winning the IGA U.S. Indoors event in February.
The 27-year-old American has claimed 48 WTA titles, including four Australian Opens, three French Opens and two U.S. Opens. Seles, currently eighth on the current WTA points list, reached the 1992 Wimbledon final before losing to Steffi Graf.