World No. 89 Bethanie Mattek-Sands underwent hip surgery on Monday afternoon to resolve some discomfort in the hip that was inhibiting her movement. The news was revealed by ESPN.com’s Jane McManus, who spoke with Bethanie’s agent following the procedure.
“We expect complete and full recovery,” Mattek-Sands agned Chuck Vine said. “We can’t put a timetable on it but she’s already up and walking around.”
Mattel-Sands, a former world No. 17, has not won a main draw match on the WTA tour since Doha in February, and is currently on a 3-match losing streak. The American last lost to then world No. 44 Elina Svitolina in the opening round in Miami.
This is another unlucky incident for Mattek Sands, who was forced to end her 2013 season in September after tearing her MCL in Osaka. Seven months later, the American is now undergoing her second hip surgery and hopes to make a full recovery within the next few months.