Olympic champion Monica Puig will miss the French Open after sustaining a right hip strain at the Internazionali d’Italia.
She retired from her qualifier Sunday against Donna Vekic after falling behind 4-1 in the first set, and subsequent examinations revealed the extent of the issue.
Puig, 24, consequently will sit out Roland Garros and plans to return for the start of the grass-court season next month.
“This past Sunday during my match in Rome, I unfortunately strained my right hip muscle which after taking an MRI, revealed that I will need a few weeks of rest, recovery and treatment,” Puig said in a statement tweeted by WTA Insider.
“It will sadly mean that I am going to miss the Strasbourg tournament next week, an event so close to my heart as it was the first ever WTA tournament I won, as well as the French Open in Paris.
“The good news is that I am as of now scheduled to be back on the court in Nottingham on the grass, which I am really looking forward to as the grass season is one of my favourite parts of the year.”