Kerber out of Birmingham with hamstring injury

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - 28/5/17Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts during her first round match against Russia's Ekaterina MakarovaReuters / Pascal Rossignol

Angelique Kerber suffered a fresh blow on Sunday when a hamstring strain forced the world number one to withdraw from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Kerber has been clinging onto top spot in the WTA rankings despite failing to win a Tour level title this year. Now the German’s grass-court preparations for Wimbledon, one of her best chances of capturing a third Grand Slam title, have been hampered by the hamstring problem. “It was okay, but when I started practising again after (the French Open in) Paris I felt it in the last few days,” Kerber said.

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