Camila Giorgi withdraws from Indian Wells Masters



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Camila Giorgi withdraws from Indian Wells Masters

Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi has withdrawn from the Indian Wells Masters. Giorgi, ranked at No. 29 in the world, won't be making her sixth appearance in Indian Wells this year. Giorgi debuted at the Indian Wells Masters in 2014, when she made the round-of-16 as a qualifier.

The round-of-16 result Giorgi achieved in 2014 has been Giorgi's best result at the tournament as she picked up a first round defeat and three second round losses in her next four appearances in the desert. Last year, Giorgi returned to the Indian Wells Masters for the first time since 2017.

Unfortunately for Giorgi, she didn't enjoy a great run as she was beaten by Amanda Anisimova in the second round.

Giorgi joins Ashleigh Barty in withdrawing from Indian Wells

On Friday, world No. 1 Barty pulled out of the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami.

Barty feels she is not ready where she needs to be in order to compete for the Indian Wells and Miami titles. "I wanted to share an update on my schedule for the coming months," Barty said in a statement on Friday.

"Unfortunately my body has not recovered the way I'd hoped after the Australian Open and I have not been able to adequately prepare for Indian Wells and Miami. "I don't believe I am at the level necessary to win these events and as a result I have decided to withdraw from both tournaments.

"I love these events and am sad not to be there competing but getting my body right must be my focus." Meanwhile, Giorgi last played in Lyon. Giorgi hasn't been playing well recently as she picked up her fourth consecutive loss in Lyon.

Giorgi won the first set against Caroline Garcia before suffering a three-set loss in the Lyon first round. Giorgi also picked up first round exits in St. Petersburg and Dubai.