Russian tennis star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has announced she will skip the French Open and the rest of the 2022 season. Pavlyuchenkova has been bothered by a knee injury for quite some time and she now wants to take a lengthy break to address the issue.
Pavlyuchenkova kicked off her 2022 season at the Australian Open, before she took a three-month break to take care of her knee. Pavlyuchenkova played just two tournaments before announcing another injury break. "Hi all!
I’m very sad to say, that i’m forced to withdraw from Roland Garros @rolandgarros and the rest of the tournaments this year! I have been playing this in my head for the last week and it has been a really tough decision to make, as Roland Garros was always very special to me, especially after a dream run last year!
But due to the pain for a long time, now the injury is limiting me physically and mentally to compete and practice fully. After rehabbing for months this year and only played at 3 events, the last two tournaments has showed me, that the pain was still there and i wasn’t ready, so i have decided to take more time and come back stronger next year!
Thanks for the support. Until next year!" Pavlyuchenkova wrote on Instagram.
Pavlyuchenkova, Marketa Vondrousova to miss the French Open
2019 French Open runner-up Vondrousova also won't be competing at Roland Garros after undergoing a wrist surgery.
Vondrousova is set to skip the French Open but she has hinted she will be ready for the grass season. "Hey guys. The last few weeks were not easy. I have been experiencing recurring pain in my wrist and after seeing a couple of doctors I decided to get this small surgery done to be able to play pain free.
Staying positive through the recovery and cant wait to be back on the court soon," Vondrousova announced on Instagram.