The former British number Laura Robson has confirmed that she will not be featuring at the upcoming French Open 2015 as she continues to recover from a long-standing wrist surgical treatment.
The 21-year-old, who last featured at the Australian Open 2014, is now unlikely to play before the summer’s grass court season due to her long-standing wrist injury.
The 16-month injury lay-off continues. Laura Robson pulls out of French Open http://t.co/ZuXyouUfGb pic.twitter.com/hcFrXPeXEl
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 5, 2015
Despite not playing for more than a year, Robson will be able to enter eight WTA tournaments because of her protected world ranking of 58.
The French Open starts on 24 May.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter from Laura’s fans,
If it’s confirmed that Laura Robson has pulled out of the @rolandgarros I have to say it makes sense to start back on grass. Fingers crossed
— Simon Cambers (@scambers73) May 5, 2015
@laurarobson5 will never win a tournament or reach top 32. If she even returns from a “major” wrist injury lol U heard it here first…
— Stevie Cutz (@StevieCutz) May 6, 2015
@laurarobson5 shame reading about u withdrawing from french open hoping to see you win some matches soon laura 🙂 x
— craig brown (@Craigbobcola) May 5, 2015
@laurarobson5 Sorry to hear you are out of RG 🙁 – get that wrist working properly, wanna see you at Nottingham in June 😉
— Glenys Furness (@glenysfurness) May 5, 2015
@laurarobson5 gutted to see you’ve withdrawn from RG but hopefully you’ll be back fully fit for the build up to Wimbledon! Good luck
— Jonathan Dixon (@Jdixoncfc) May 5, 2015
Genuinely think I’ll fancy Laura Robson till the day I die…
— Joe Thomas (@JoeThom4) May 5, 2015
Laura Robson is going to have a long and successful career, missing the #FrenchOpen now is a sacrifice for greater things
— Flo Lloyd-Hughes (@FloydTweet) May 5, 2015