The 2023 Abu Dhabi Open is set to be an exciting WTA 500 event but it will lack at least two interesting players, that withdrew last minute.
Many top players from around the globe will be converging on the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre to compete for the title in the United Arab Emirates. Unfortunately, the tournament will be missing two key players, as Paula Badosa and Garbine Muguruza have withdrawn from the event due to unexpected circumstances.
Paula Badosa was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a viral illness. The young player has been making waves in the tennis world with her impressive performances, and many fans were looking forward to seeing her compete in Abu Dhabi. However, despite her best efforts, the illness proved to be too much for her to overcome, and she has had to take a step back to focus on her health.
Garbine Muguruza, the former world number one from Spain, has also withdrawn from the tournament due to personal reasons. Muguruza is one of the players that had a lot of success in the past, having won multiple Grand Slam titles, but she struggled a lot with her form recently. While it's disappointing to see her withdraw, the tournament organizers and fans alike understand the importance of taking care of one's personal and family life.
Despite the absence of these two players, the 2023 Abu Dhabi Open promises to be an exciting event, with many top-ranked players still competing for the title. The tournament will be held on the hard courts at the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre, and will take place from February 6th to February 12th.