CARSON, Calif. -- French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of next week's L.A. Women's Tennis Championships because of a foot injury.
The hard-court tournament, to be held from Aug. 3-9, announced Kuznetsova's withdrawal on Tuesday. She also missed the event last year.
The fifth-ranked Kuznetsova's departure still leaves 10 of the world's top 15 women in the field, including No. 1 Dinara Safina, the defending champion.
The L.A. Women's Tennis Championships is part of the U.S. Open Series of tuneup events for the year's last Grand Slam tournament.