Garbine Muguruza pulls her name out of the Western and Southern Open after she suffers injury in her left ankle. Additionally, the Western and Southern Open is the last warm-up event before the big U.S.Open.
However, the Spaniard will miss the rest of the tournament due to the injury. Muguraza does not have a lot of time in hand to prepare for the U.S.Open which will start on August 31. Muguruza wrote on her Twitter account, “Following the recommendation of the medical team, I have decided to withdraw my name for the Western and Southern Open. I have discomfort in my left ankle.”
“It Is Better To Play Than Not To”- Muguruza On Playing In U.S.Open
Additionally, the 26-year-old also writes about her eagerness to play in the U.S.Open. “I really want to get back on tour and play in New York. I know that the WTA and the USTA are making a great effort to make it possible for us to play. And I will work hard so that I can be there in a few days”, she mentions.
Besides, the two time Grand Slam winner has been consistently voicing her opinion in favor of playing in the U.S.Open. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many top players have withdrawn their names from the tournament. Additionally, the latest player to withdraw her name from the tournament is the Romanian Simona Halep.
In an interview with EFE, a news agency, Muguruza said, “It is better to play than not to. But I understand there are mixed feelings.” The Spaniard’s best performance in the U.S.Open was back in 2017. Garbine Muguruza was able to reach the fourth round of the tournament.