British No. 1 Laura Robson has confirmed that she will not be taking part in next month’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The 20-year-old, who reached the final 16 of the Wimbledon championships, has been suffering from a wrist injury that has kept her out of competition all season. Robson has only managed to complete one full match in 2014: a straight sets loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the opening round of the Australian Open. Prior to that she had withdrawn from the ASB Classic as well as the Hobart International event.
“I’m happy to report that I continue to progress with my wrist.” Robson said on her Facebook page.”But I’m still not ready to compete at the highest levels so I won’t be playing in Indian Wells.”
The left-handed Robson has had wrist problems before. An injury to her right wrist forced her to miss the Rogers Cup last August.
The women’s main draw at the BNP Paribas Open begins on March 5th, 2014.