Ivanovic pulls out

BEIJING: Serbian top seed Ana Ivanovic pulled out of the Olympic Games on Sunday, an ITF spokesman said, dealing another blow to the injury and rain-plagued tournament. The French Open champion was suffering from an injured thumb. Ivanovic, who will be deposed as World No 1 by compatriot Jelena Jankovic on Monday, is the latest big name to withdraw. Maria Sharapova, Tatiana Golovin and Amelie Mauresmo had already pulled out of the competition while 1996 champion Lindsay Davenport has decided not to play in the singles. — AFP