Tennis: Citi Open
(Reuters) – Former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany faces one other prolonged wait outdoors the courts after present process surgical procedure for a knee damage she suffered at the beginning of the week in a WTA occasion in Austria.
Lisicki, who misplaced to Marion Bartoli within the 2013 Wimbledon closing, returned to the circuit in August after spending a 12 months on the sidelines to get well from glandular fever.
The previous world quantity 12 has additionally struggled with shoulder and ankle issues in recent times which has seen her slide down the rankings to 690 presently.
In her newest setback, the 31-year-old tore an anterior cruciate ligament on her left knee on Monday throughout a doubles match in Linz and retired whereas main 6-5 within the opening set.
“I already had surgical procedure and received all mounted up by the most effective docs,” she mentioned in a social media publish on Wednesday, accompanied by an image which confirmed her on crutches and a closely strapped left knee.
“It’s going to be a really robust and lengthy highway again however I’m fortunately surrounded by the most effective medical crew!”
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; Modifying by Sam Holmes)