Garbiñe Muguruza has announced her withdrawal from the Western and Southern Open due to a lingering ankle issue, but the two-time major champion is still committed to playing the US Open.
“Following the recommendation of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the Western and Southern Open due to discomfort in my left ankle,” she wrote on social media. “I hope I will be able to keep improving and have the opportunity to compete at the US Open.”
Hi all ñ, I will not be ready for Cincy but i hope to be at the @usopen 💪 thanks for your support 😘
— Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) August 17, 2020
Muguruza, who reached the Australian Open final this January, says she wants to get back on tour, and to do it in New York.
And the US Open sure could use her presence. Already six of the WTA’s Top 10 have announced that they will not play in New York this summer. The World No.16 has a good opportunity to add some ranking points if she plays. She was upended in the first round last year by Alison Riske.