The Spanish Paula Badosa will not play Roland Garros due to an injury, as reported by the tennis player herself through social networks. In a message that the Catalan has shared on her Twitter account, Badosa explains that she suffered a stress fracture in her spine during the Masters in Rome where she lost in the quarterfinals against the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.
After a start to the season marked by injuries, Badosa was recovering a good level of play as reflected by her appearances in Madrid and Rome, which allowed her to climb to 29th place in the WTA world rankings. However, this new relapse will keep her away from the slopes for between eight and 12 weeks, so her chances of playing Wimbledon practically vanish, and her chances for the US Open could even be jeopardized.
"When everything seemed to be fine again, bad news again before starting a Grand Slam. At the tournament in Rome I suffered a stress fracture in my spine. It was very hard news after such a difficult start to the year with the injuries. This is going to keep me out of competition for a few weeks. Thanks to all of you who are always with me. I will inform you," the tennis player wrote on social networks.
The injury occurred after a fall during the match against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur. An incident that, however, did not prevent her from finishing the game and even playing two more games until she was eliminated in the quarterfinals. An injury that comes in the middle of an optimal streak for the Catalan, who had signed four good performances, fourth in Charleston, Stuttgart and Rome, and eighth in Madrid.
After this news, Spain will face Roland Garros without two of its great figures, after Nadal announced on May 18 that he would not participate in the French tournament either. For her part, Grabiñe Muguruza will not be present either after she announced her temporary withdrawal from the competition last February.