The German suffered a season-ending injury in Nuremberg in May but is hoping to return in time to defend her title in Stuttgart in April
WTA Staff
December 28, 2017

Laura Siegemund says she hopes to return from a knee injury in time in time to defend her title in Stuttgart in April.

The 29-year-old enjoyed a superb clay court season, winning her first Premier title in her hometown tournament before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Nuremberg.

She says that the rehabilitation period is now behind her and she is back working on court ahead of a mooted comeback in spring.

“I’m now building up my body,” she told Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

“I’m finally back on the tennis court with a ball. As far as my fitness is developing, I’m right on schedule.

“Days and weeks cannot be quantified because you never know how the knee will react but I’m in a good way.

“I’ll miss the start of the season in Australia. I’ve set the spring as my goal but I don’t want to put pressure on myself and saying this or that tournament.

“I hope I can get some practice before [Stuttgart].”