Kaia Kanepi pulls out of Olympic Games
We have very sad news today for all Estonian tennis fans, as Kaia Kanepi pulled out of the London 2012 Olympic Games due to a heel injury.
Kanepi played for her country at the 2004 Athens Olympics and in 2008 in Beijing and was hopping to do it again this year but she was not able to recover in time.
The annoucement was made on her website saying:
"An ultrasound examination showed yesterday that Kaias heels have not recovered as fast as hoped and she has to withdraw from London Olympic Games. Dr. Madis Rahu said that increasing the practice intensity now, will eventually lead to even longer injury break.
Kaia's own words: "It is very sad that I cannot participate in the Olympics. I do not know if I will ever get another chance to participate in the Olympic Games. At the moment all I want is my legs to be ok and that I could play tennis without feeling any pain”" it said.
At the age of 27 this could have been her last Olympic Games so it is very sad to see she will not be there.