Swiss star Belinda Bencic has announced that she will be out of action for a few months following wrist surgery.

Swiss star Belinda Bencic has announced that she will be out of action for a few months following surgery to her left wrist.

In a series of messages posted on Twitter, she wrote: "It was not an easy decision, but after careful thought and consideration with my team and doctors, we decided that doing it and fixing this problem now would help extend and enhance my career for many years to come."

She added: "Thanks for your loyal support and I promise that I'm planning to come back stronger and hungrier than ever!"

Bencic has suffered a series of injuries in recent months, leading to inconsistent form, picking up her first WTA win of 2017 at the BNP Paribas Open when she beat Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the second round.