Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ends season early due to a knee injury

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ends season early due to a knee injury

by Zachary Wimer

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2021 Roland Garros finalist, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will not play the tournament this season as she ended her season prematurely due to a knee injury.

Former world number 11 and quarterfinalist from every Grand Slam tournament didn't play many matches during the 2022 season. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won her opening two matches at the Australian Open, but then lost the following three before ending her season early.

Although Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the doubles title at the 2022 Italian Open in Rome last week with Veronika Kudermetova, she played five three-setters in seven matches between the two competitions, saying that she was still playing with pain.

"I’m very sad to say, that i’m forced to withdraw from Roland Garros and the rest of the tournaments this year! I have been playing this in my head for the last week and it has been a really tough decision to make, as Roland Garros was always very special to me, especially after a dream run last year!"

"But due to the pain for a long time, now the injury is limiting me physically and mentally to compete and practice fully. After rehabbing for months this year and only played at 3 events, the last two tournaments have showed me, that the pain was still there and i wasn’t ready, so i have decided to take more time and come back stronger next year! Thanks for the support. Until next year!"


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