Garbiñe Muguruza will not compete in the Mutua Madrid Open due to an injury to her left leg. The Spaniard, who withdrew in the third round in Charleston due to physical problems, has failed to recover in time to compete in the Caja Mágica.
“This is the worst news and the most painful decision any player can make”, said the No. 13 in the WTA ranking. “We’ve been working hard to recover and to be OK for the tournament, I arrived a week early to adapt because I really wanted to do well this year in Madrid, at home and in front of my fans. But the problem has come back and the last scan confirmed that I’m not 100% recovered to be able to compete and the medical recommendation is to rest”.
“It’s not an easy decision and it’s a huge disappointment. I’d like to thank the tournament for all the hard work they’ve done to make it possible for us to have this event this year in these circumstances. I hope it’s a great tournament and that the fans in Madrid and at home watching on TV can enjoy it. Next year I’ll be even more excited to try again”, ended the Spaniard.