TORONTO Aug 8 Wimbledon champion Venus Williams
has withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto
because of tendonitis in her right knee, the WTA said on
After being upset in the quarter-finals of the San Diego
Classic last week by Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, Williams said
she was exhausted and needed a break.
"I'm at the end of my rope now," Williams said in San Diego.
"I should have planned my schedule better. I'm feeling maxed
Williams is next scheduled to compete at the U.S. Open which
starts later this month.
(Writing by Matt Cronin in Los Angeles)