The Mutua Madrid Open is left without one of its stars in the women's team: Garbiñe Muguruza. The tournament announced this Thursday the withdrawal of the Spanish, who suffered in the last hours of the muscle injury in the left leg that made him retire when he played against the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva a few weeks ago in Charleston.

The ailment got worse and an MRI that she underwent revealed that there was a risk of more serious damage. Doctors advised him not to play in the Magic Box. Muguruza, who was going to face Sloane Stephens in the first round, will be replaced by Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, who had been played in the previous round.

“This is the worst news and the most painful decision any player has to make”, assured the number 13 in the world. “We have been working hard to recover and be able to get to the tournament well., I came a week before to adapt because I really wanted to do well this year in Madrid, at home and in front of my audience. But the discomfort has returned and in the last resonance it has been confirmed that I have not recovered 100% to compete and the medical recommendation is to stop, “he added in a statement. “It is not an easy decision, and it is a great disappointment. I want to thank the tournament for all the effort they have made to make it possible for us to have this event this year under these circumstances. I hope it will be a great tournament and that the fans in Madrid and at home on TV can enjoy it. Next year I will try again with even more enthusiasm “, ended.

Bad luck in Madrid

The bad fario of the caraqueña continues in Madrid, where he has no luck and has never been able to pass the round of 16. This year he came with enthusiasm and with the desire to “advance more than ever and go as far as possible”. Feliciano López, tournament director, was also excited about the idea of ​​seeing her “triumph” in a WTA 1,000 that remains with Paula Badosa and Sara Sorribes as Spanish representatives. Garbiñe will focus on trying to recover and be ready for Roland Garros, which starts on May 30.


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