While Andy Roddick has been distracted by a mysterious loss of energy, Samantha Stosur has been sidelined by a problem with her arm. And, as Roddick has discovered the cause of his problem, so has Stosur.

"She was diagnosed with a 'stress reaction in her distal humerus'," revealed her coach David Taylor. "The doctor recommended 10 days off, so she pulled out of Cincy and Montreal but has taken a wildcard into New Haven the week before the Open."

The Aussie first made her name as something of a doubles specialist, and she rose to No.1 in the world in that field. But now she is top five in singles she has followed the example of most other top singles players. Having played seven events this year, reaching the finals of both Indian Wells and Miami and the semis of Dubai, she’s dumping the doubles.

Which means that Nadia Petrova, her partner all season, is looking for someone else to team up with.

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