Marketa Vondrousova reveals what forced her to pull out of the Dubai semifinal

Vondrousova made the Dubai semifinal as a qualifier.

by Dzevad Mesic
Marketa Vondrousova reveals what forced her to pull out of the Dubai semifinal

World No. 38 Marketa Vondrousova wasn't able to play her Dubai semifinal match because of an adductor injury. Vondrousova, who won three qualifying matches to earn a main draw place in Dubai, was scheduled to meet Veronika Kudermetova in the Dubai semiifnal on Friday.

Playing a total of six matches in as many days took a toll on Vondrousova, who contracted an adductor injury that forced her to ultimately withdraw from her semifinal match. Vondrousova is planning to travel to Doha but there is no guarantee that she will play in Qatar next week.

"The injury started a few days ago & I’ve played so many matches here which has aggravated the injury. I’m really sad to leave the tournament this way but I’ve still enjoyed a great week & proud of how I’ve played.

I will travel to Doha and see how the injury is," Vondrousova said, per Reem Abulleil. "I've played six amazing matches this week having come through qualifying and proud of my performances so it’s unfortunate this has happened.

Health is the priority for me."

Vondrousova beat Dayana Yastremska a day earlier

On Thursday, former world No. 14 Vondrousova saw off Yastremska 7-5 6-4 to reach the Dubai semifinal.

Vondrousova failed to convert a break point in the third game and then lost her serve in the fourth game as Yastremska took a 3-1 lead. Vondrousova saved a set point on her serve in the eighth game and then broke back Yastremska in the following game.

Vondrousova then earned her second break in the 11th game and served out for the opener in the following game. Vondrousova started the second set with a break but got broken back immediately in the following game. Vondrousova saved two consecutive break points in the eighth game, before claiming the first break of the second set in the ninth game. Vondrousova then served out for the match in the following game.

Marketa Vondrousova