As the tennis world is getting equipped for the Wimbledon Championships 2019, sadly a few former champions and some meritorious players will be absenting themselves from the lawns of SW19 due to their on-going injuries.
Juan Martin Del Potro
It was a gloomy day in the tennis world when Juan Martin Del Potro announced about his knee surgery a few days ago. The reigning semifinalist at Wimbledon re-fractured his right patella at Queen’s and that injury is certainly intimidating his tennis career. His surgery was successful in Barcelona and it was his second knee surgery in less than a year. The ‘Tower of Tandil’ is recuperating from his surgery.
The Indian Wells 2019 champion, Bianca Andresscu has been suffering tremendously with her shoulder issues. She withdrew from several tournaments including French Open 2019 and due to her ongoing rotator cuff issue, Andreescu has withdrawn from Wimbledon Championships 2019.
Borna Coric became the lastest player to joined the list of casualties at Wimbledon Championships 2019 as due to his back pain he was compelled to withdraw from the grass-court major a day after the men’s draw was unveiled.
The reigning quarterfinalist, Dominika Cibulkova will not be participating at this year’s Wimbledon.
The Wimbledon doubles champion in 2017, Elena Vesnina is on her maternity hiatus and hence she won’t be seen at Wimbledon Championships 2019.
The two-time Wimbledon doubles champion, Jack Sock injured his index finger while snowboarding during the off-season and his is still recovering from that nightmare.
Katie Boulter was handed a wildcard for Wimbledon Championships 2019 but due to her back injury, she stepped down. Boulter was blasted by tennis legend Billie Jean King since she withdrew from Roland-Garros after the main draw was unveiled.
His back pain has pulled down his 2019 tennis season and his rankings have also fallen down. The South Korean youngster, Chung Hyeon is yet to make a comeback on the ATP circuit.
Thanasi Kokkinakis has been dealing with shoulder problems and now struggling with an abdominal strain.
The 2015 Wimbledon doubles champion, Sania Mirza is on her maternity hiatus and hence she won’t be seen at Wimbledon Championships 2019.
The pre-quarterfinalist at last year’s Wimbledon, Mackenzie McDonald has withdrawn from Wimbledon Championships 2019.
The two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, CoCo Vandeweghe will not play Wimbledon Championships 2019 as she is recovering from the surgery in her right ankle.
Former Wimbledon finalist, Vera Zvonareva became the last minute withdrawals from the Wimbledon 2019 draw.