It appears that Laura Robson will not be returning to the WTA tour anytime soon, as she is scheduled to undergo wrist surgery which will keep her out of both the French Open and Wimbledon.
The Briton has been suffering from an ongoing wrist issue that has kept her out of competition since the opening round of the Australian Open, where she lost to to Kirsten Flipkens.
Robson took to Facebook to inform her fans about her decision, as well as to reveal that her surgeon will be the same one who did both of 2009 U.S Open champion Juan Martin del Potro’s surgeries.
“I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr. Richard Berger. Dr. Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon.”
The French Open begins on 25 May, with Wimbledon taking place between 23 June to 5 July. As of right now, there is no timetable set for Robson’s return.
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