Laura Siegemund may be off the tour for now, but the German veteran is determined to remain optimistic as she nurses a right knee injury.
Siegemund struck first during the clay court season, winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with upsets over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, and Kristina Mladenovic for the biggest title of her career.
Tragedy struck a week before Roland Garros, where she was considered a darkhorse contender, when the injury occured in front of a home crowd at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, forcing her out of the second Grand Slam of the season and tentatively sidelining her until the start of 2018.
Siegemund has been eager to keep fans up to date on her progress, spending five to six hours a day rehabbing her knee.
In her latest social media update, she kept it light with a short dance break in between strengthening exercises: