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2003 Jun 22 - Big names withdraw from Wimbledon
This year will see a significant number of big names missing from the Wimbledon Championships. The list
- Pete Sampras - declined invitation / still contemplating retirement.
- Goran Ivanisevic - injured.
- Richard Kraijcek - injured.
- Anna Kournikova - injured.
- Marat Safin - injured.
- Amelie Mauresmo - injured.
- Albert Costa - injured.
- Tommy Haas - injured.
- Marcelo Rios - injured.
- Alex Corretja - wife recently gave birth.
- Thomas Johannson - injured.
- Magnus Norman - injured
- Martina Hingis - retired from tennis.
Ironically, no less than three ex-Wimbledon Champions will be missing : Sampras, Ivanisevic, and Kraijcek.
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