Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic will not play this month’s US Open due to an ongoing wrist injury, the same injury that prevented her from playing the tournament three years ago.
The 2019 Roland Garros runner-up Vondrousova hasn’t competed since the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in April. The 23-year-old underwent surgery on her left wrist in May, in order to be able to play without pain. Then she said: “Staying positive through the recovery and can’t wait to be back on the court soon.”
After reaching a career-high ranking of No.14 in July 2019, Vondrousova remained a solid Top 20 player and even won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, but since June 2021 her ranking has dropped to her current No.50.
Good thing in this bad situation for Vondrousova is that she has a lot of free time to enjoy the early period of her married life. The tennis player tied the knot with her long-term partner Stepan Simek last month and became Marketa Simkova, although on the WTA Tour her last name remains Vondrousova.
As a result of Vondrousova’s withdrawal from the US Open, Canada’s Rebecca Marino moves into the main draw.