Former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza has been forced to pull out of the Rogers Cup. The Spaniard picked up an arm injury some time ago which also forced her out of the Silicon Valley Classic.
“Unfortunately I am still recovering from my arm injury from last week,” Muguruza said in a statement. “I did everything I could to try and play here but unfortunately I am not ready and need a little bit more time. I will miss playing here and look forward to coming back to Montreal in the future.”
Muguruza was supposed to make her post-Wimbledon return in San Jose. Unfortunately, the Spaniard was forced to withdraw owing to her arm injury. The two-time Grand Slam champion has not played a single match since the second round at the All England Club. At that time, she lost to Belgian player Alison Van Uytvanck.
Now, her slot in the Rogers Cup draw will be taken by 2016 Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig. Puig will play Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in her opening round match. The winner of that round will go up against Julia Goerges. Goerges defeated Lucie Safarova in 3 sets, losing the first but winning the next 2. The final score was 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the German’s favour.
In the meantime, the arm injury will be a massive blow for Muguruza in her US Open preparation. The question on everybody’s mind is, can she recover in time for Flushing Meadows?