Tennis News: Canadian tennis player Leylah Annie Fernandez will not participate in the WTA tournament after deciding to withdraw from the 2022 Washington Open season.
The 19-year-old suffered a grade 3 fracture in this season’s French Open quarter-finals and lost to Italy’s Martina Trevisan. Since then, he has been kicked out of the WTA tournament.
After spending the entire season on grass, the 2021 US Open runner-up is aiming to return to competition at the Washington Open. Unfortunately, he still feels he’s not ready to return to action and he’s aiming to make his Washington debut next week.
Last weekend, the Canadian tennis player was scheduled to face American Cori Gauff at the exhibition event in Atlanta. Unfortunately, this match did not take place either.
“Hi everyone. So just want to give a brief update. While my leg is still recovering, I have followed my doctor’s orders that I will not be able to compete next week,” said Annie Fernandez.
“So I’m very, very sad not to be in Atlanta. And while this decision makes me very sad, I hope everyone enjoys their time at the tournament and I wish Coco all the best. See you next time.”
Although the world number 14 was clearly hurt and uncomfortable against Trevisan, he refused to withdraw from the game. After losing that match, tests showed no positive results and he announced that he would miss the entire grass-court season.
After Roland-Garros, the Canadian revealed that he felt a “little twinge” during the third game. At first he didn’t really pay attention to it, but then realized it was serious after the pain started to increase as the tournament progressed.
“It was quite a sharp pain. At first it was like a pinch, then after that it became a sharp pain. It was quite difficult to get my legs down, then I had trouble walking normally” , admits Annie Fernandez.
Now, it looks like Annie Fernandez will be aiming to return to compete at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, which kicks off on August 8.
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