Tennis: China's Li Na pulls out of Qatar Open due to injury

DOHA (AFP) - China's Li Na has pulled out of next week's US$2.3 million (S$2.9 million) Qatar Open after failing to recover from the ankle injury she suffered in her Australian Open final defeat to Victoria Azarenka.

"Li Na has withdrawn from @QatarTennis due to her ankle injury from the Australian Open final. #WTA #tennis," the WTA said on its Twitter account.

The Qatar Open starts on Monday.