Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Announces Unfortunate News Ahead of French Open 2022

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ROME, ITALY - MAY 09: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in action against Leylah Fernandez of Canada in her first round match on Day 2 of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia at Foro Italico on May 09, 2022 in Rome, Italy (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY – MAY 09: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in action against Leylah Fernandez of Canada in her first-round match on Day 2 of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia at Foro Italico on May 09, 2022, in Rome, Italy (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Having a few days ahead of the French Open 2022 main draw beginning, last year’s finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkov announced the sad news that she would forgo this year’s Roland Garros Grand Slam event and the rest of the WTA Tournaments of this season due to an injury.

Former World No.11 Pavlyuchenkova recently wrote on her social media accounts that “I’m very sad to say that I’m forced to withdraw from Roland Garros and the rest of the tournaments this year!”

“Roland Garros Was Always Very Special To Me”, says Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

The 30-year-old Russian reached her first-ever Grand Slam final on the Parisian Clay last year. Therein, the 31st seeded Pavlyuchenkova stunned No.3 seeded Aryna Sabalenka, No.15 seeded Victoria Azarenka and No.21 seeded Elena Rybakina on the road to the championship match.

Anastasia further continued, “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.” 

Pavlyuchenkova Performance in 2022

World No.21 began the 2022 season at the Australian Open 2022 in Melbourne. In that, she fell in the third round to Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the three sets. Later on, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova took part in the Madrid Open 2022, where she lost an opener to host Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Most recently, Russian competed at the Italian Open 2022. In Rome, she also made an early exit after a first-round loss to Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez. Notably, she has a win-loss record of 2-3 in 2022.

Besides, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova remarkably before quitting the season entered the doubles final in the Italian capital with compatriot Veronika Kudermetova.  

The Russian sportswoman added, “After rehabbing for months this year and only playing at 3 events, the last two tournaments have shown 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!”

We wish for her speedy recovery and hope that she will resume her WTA Tour action sooner.

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