After months of struggling with a left wrist injury after her breakthrough run to the French Open final, Marketa Vondrousova announced that she is out for the rest of the 2019 season after undergoing surgery.
“Surgery done,” Vondrousova updated fans in an Instagram post. “All went really good so I need to rest now. So season 2019 is over for me but cant wait to be back!”
The World No.22-ranked Vondrousova, a lefty, had been turning heads earlier in the year after reaching the final in Budapest - then the second WTA final of her career - and backing it up with back-to-back quarterfinal runs at Premier Mandatories Indian Wells and Miami.
The best was yet to come on clay, where the Czech player powered to another final in Istanbul and quarterfinals in Rome. It all came together at Roland Garros when Vondrousova, then 19 years old, powered into her first career Grand Slam final. She defeated No.28 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, No.12 Anastasija Sevastova, No.31 Petra Martic and No.26 Johanna Konta en route to the final, where she fell to Ashleigh Barty.
But soon after her Parisian heroics, Vondrousova’s injury woes began. She injured her left wrist during practice at Wimbledon, and has been unable to compete since her first-round exit.
After undergoing surgery to treat the injury in the Czech Republic, Vondrousova told fans that she is aiming to back back on the tennis courts for the start of the 2020 season.