MADRID, Spain - No.7 seed Agnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open citing a right foot injury.
"I've been feeling it actually for a few months but now it's getting worse again," Radwanska said. "Clay is not helping. Of course I did everything in my power to come here and play but, unfortunately, I would rather take care of that 100% and try to be back in Paris with my form."
Radwanska said she has been managing the injury since last year but the inflammation has worsened over the last few months. "It's just overuse," she said. "It's a big inflammation going on. I just need a rest and I just didn't have that rest. I thought it would be good. Maybe, if it was 10 years ago and I had the same injury, it would be good but not this time."
Radwanska hopes to have recovered from the injury for the start of Roland Garros on May 22.
"Hopefully, it's going to be fine. I didn't miss a Slam for the last 10 years. It's hard to think that I'm going to miss that. For the moment, I'm preparing to play and hope that I will be ready to play. But, of course, you can't predict everything."
In accordance with the WTA Rulebook, the draw has been reshuffled accordingly:
- - No.9 seed Madison Keys will take Radwanska's vacated slot in the draw and will open against Misaki Doi.
- - No.13 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take Keys' vacated slot and will open against Sorana Cirstea.
- - Unseeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni will take Pavlyuchenkova's vacated slot and will open against Maria Sharapova.
- - A qualifier or lucky loser will be drawn into Lucic-Baroni's vacated slot and will open against Katerina Siniakova.