(July 18, 2013) Three-time Stanford finalist and reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has announced that she is withdrawing from the 2013 event due to a hamstring strain.
“During Wimbledon I developed a strain in my hamstring which has not healed over the past two weeks,” said Bartoli. “I have been receiving therapy and was optimistic that I would be able to participate in the Bank of the West Classic as it is one of my favorite tournaments on the circuit. Unfortunately, the injury has not completely healed and I will be unable to participate.”
With the withdrawal former Stanford All-American Mallory Burdette automatically moves into the main draw. Burdette, who turned professional shortly after last year’s Bank of the West Classic, reached the third round of last year’s US Open and has risen quickly up the world rankings. She is currently No. 78.