Jessica Pegula out of Rome, explains why she may also be forced to skip French Open

After skipping Madrid, Pegula is out of Rome and there are no guarantees that she will be able to play the French Open either.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Jessica Pegula out of Rome, explains why she may also be forced to skip French Open
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Jessica Pegula has announced that she is also skipping the Rome Open and also revealed that she may be forced to miss the French Open. 

Pegula, ranked at No. 5 in the world, is now missing the two biggest clay tournaments leading up to the French Open as she was also forced to withdraw from this past Madrid Open. As the reason for Pegula's Madrid withdrawal, an injury sustained in practice was listed - but the American didn't reveal what exactly happened. 

In the latest update, Pegula shared that she is actually doing well in her recovery but noted that it is a slow process and that's why she may not be ready to compete at the second Grand Slam of the year.

"Hi guys - quick update - Will miss Rome and possibly RG. I actually feel really good but have to work back into training at a snail's pace," Pegula announced on her Instagram Story.

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Jessica Pegula announcement© Jessica Pegula - Instagram
 

Pegula has had a challenging 2024 season

So far, the 2024 season hasn't been the best for Pegula, who is 14-6 this year but injuries and setbacks are a big reason why it hasn't been a better year. 

After going 1-1 at the United Cup, Pegula made the Adelaide semifinal but then had the bad luck of suffering from a stomach bug that forced her to give a walkover to Daria Kasatkina. Then at the Australian Open, Pegula very disappointingly lost to Clara Burel in the second round. 

Following her shock Australian Open exit, Pegula revealed that she was dealing with a neck injury and she missed the entire Middle East swing before returning to action in Indian Wells and Miami and then also playing in the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers and kicking off her clay season in Charleston.

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill
 

But just four tournaments into her comeback from a neck injury, Pegula sustained a neck injury and she is sidelined again.

It remains to be seen if Pegula will recover in time for the French Open and sixth main draw appearance at Roland Garros this year.

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