Lucie will not play Beijing
Lucie Safarova has also withdrawn from Beijing, she is not yet fit to play.
As she didn’t compete in Asia, Lucie won’t have a chance to defend her doubles titles (she won both Wuhan and Beijing with Bethanie Mattek-Sands last year). It is unfortunately already confirmed that Lucie will no longer be World Number 1. Martina Hingis will take over this spot.
It is not yet certain if Safarova will be able to play Linz and/or Luxembourg.
We will of course keep you updated on the situation.