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Ayumi Morita pulls out of US Open

Updated: August 25, 2013, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Ayumi Morita of Japan pulled out of the US Open on Sunday because of a lower back injury.

The 51st-ranked Morita had been scheduled to play fourth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy, the runner-up at the 2012 French Open and a semifinalist at the 2012 US Open.

Instead, Errani will play 152nd-ranked Olivia Rogowska of Australia in the first round at Flushing Meadows. Rogowska is a "lucky loser" -- a player who loses in qualifying rounds but gets into the main draw because someone ...

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