Robson to sit out French Open and Wimbledon after surgery

18 April 2014 / 09:43

British women’s No.1 Laura Robson will miss out on both the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist.

The 20-year-old, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played a competitive game of tennis since losing to Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the Australian Open.

Robson had hoped to be fit in time to bounce back in style at the French Open, which begins on May 25, or even Wimbledon a month later – having reached the fourth round last year en route to climbing to number 27 in the world rankings.

But instead she will travel to the United States as she goes under the knife to correct the problem with her wrist that has plagued her this year.

"I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr. Richard Berger," she said on her Facebook page.

"Dr. Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me. Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon."

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