Thigh injury forces American Keys out of Wimbledon

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[June 30, 2014]   LONDON (Reuters) - Madison Keys, the last American woman in the Wimbledon singles draw, was forced to withdraw from her third round encounter against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova through injury on Monday.

The 19-year-old winner of the Eastbourne warm-up tournament injured her left thigh shortly before play was suspended because of bad light late on Saturday, with Shvedova leading 7-6 6-6.

The American's withdrawal sends 26-year-old Shvedova, ranked 65, into the last 16, where she will face either 11th-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic or German 19th seed Sabine Lisicki.

(Reporting by David Goodman; Editing by John O'Brien)

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