Ons Jabeur: Defending champion withdraws from Madrid Open as a result of calf damage | Tennis Information

Defending champion Ons Jabeur has withdrawn from this week’s Madrid Open as a result of a calf damage.

The Tunisian retired three video games into Saturday’s Porsche Tennis Open semi-final towards Iga Swiatek in Stuttgart.

Jabeur, 28, mentioned on Instagram: “Additional to many medical exams accomplished, it exhibits that I’ve a small tear in my calf and I’ll want extra time to get better.

“I am unhappy to announce that I will not be capable to compete and defend my title this yr on the Madrid Open. I wish to want everybody and the event an excellent occasion.”

Jabeur – who beat Jessica Pegula 7-5 0-6 6-2 within the 2022 Madrid Open last to grow to be the primary African to win a WTA 1000 occasion – was as a result of play both Romania’s Ana Bogdan or Hungary’s Anna Bondar within the second spherical at this yr’s occasion.

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Former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova introduced her withdrawal from the Madrid Open on Monday as a result of a knee damage, with the Czech hopeful that she is going to get better in time for the Italian Open in Rome from Might 9-20.

Pliskoka suffered her damage throughout a quarter-final defeat to world No 1 Swiatek in Stuttgart.