Keys, 2017 US Open finalist, Coric injured, out of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal of Spain, bottom right, attends a practice session ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England in London, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Rafael Nadal of Spain, bottom right, attends a practice session ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England in London, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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2017 US Open runner-up Madison Keys and Borna Coric withdrew from Wimbledon on Saturday due to injuries.

The tournament starts on Monday.

Keys, a 19th-ranked American at the All England Club, withdrew with an abdominal muscle injury.

She was replaced on the court by Coco Vandeweghe, a two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist and two-time semi-finalist at other Grand Slams, who lost in qualifying this week. Vandeweghe’s first-round opponent will be 17th seed Elena Rybakina.

Coric is a Croatian who entered the pitch through a protected ranking because he got injured. He cited a shoulder problem for his takedown.

He was drawn to face No. 12 seed Diego Schwartzman and that spot will be filled by an as-yet-unannounced player who lost in qualifying.

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Naomi C. Amerson