British No. 1 Laura Robson has officially withdrawn from the US Open, after undergoing wrist surgery.
Robson, who broke through on the WTA tour last year, has only played one full professional match on the tour, against Kirsten Flipkens at the Australian Open. The Briton has been suffering from an ongoing wrist issue that flared up last December, and has kept her out of competition since then.
With the confirmation that she will miss all four Grand Slam tournaments this season, Robson is looking to begin playing competitive tennis again late int he season to prepare for a run next year in Australia.
“I’d still like to be able to play some matches at the end of this year and get some competitive tennis in before Australia,” Robson told BBC.com. “I’m basically going to be playing some very small tournaments to try and get my ranking up again.”
Robson is still in the rehabilitation stage of her recovery, and admits that she still suffers from pain and inflammation.
“At the moment it’s kind of a day-to-day thing in terms of pain and how the inflammation is going, but rehab seems to be coming along nicely,” she said.
The Wimbledon Championships take place between 23 June to 5 July. Robson will be a part of the commentary team.
“But now I’m kind of past that and I’m looking forward to being able to watch Wimbledon as a spectator for once.”