Garbine Muguruza will not play the Western & Southern Open


While so many players are withdrawing from the US Open because of coronavirus concerns, Garbine Muguruza is willing to travel to New York, but an issue with her left ankle is forcing her to skip the August 21st-28th Western & Southern Open and she’ll do her best to be ready for the Grand Slam that follows.

The two-time major champion explained her current health situation and plans on Twitter:

Following the recommendation of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open due to discomfort in my left ankle. I hope I will be able to keep improving and have the opportunity to compete at the US Open. I really want to get back on Tour, and do it in New York. I know that both the WTA and the USTA are making a great effort to make it possible for us to play again and I will work hard so that I can be there in a few days.

The former world No.1 Muguruza, currently ranked 16th, was supposed to end her coronavirus hiatus at last week’s Top Seed Open in Lexington, but had pulled out of that event as well.


  1. As a tennis fan I just want to say “thank you” to all the players who are back playing. I missed you
    guys and welcome back.
    For those who have withdrawn from competition I wish you all best wishes and hope 2021 will be a better year.

  2. Sheila, good comment. We should appreciate all the players who decide to play in these circumstances, but also not judge those who opt out, as they made a hard decision based on their own situation.


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