Jessica Pegula Withdraws From 2024 French Open

Jessica Pegula Withdraws From 2024 French Open

by Zachary Wimer

After weeks of speculation, Jessica Pegula has officially confirmed that she won't play at the 2024 Roland Garros.

This clay season wasn't much of a season for the American, as it never really began. She last stood on a tennis court in the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers days before the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

She was set to play at that WTA 500 event but felt the schedule a bit rushed, so she pulled out to focus on the Madrid Open.

Her Madrid Open participation never came because she suffered an injury while preparing for that WTA 1000 event, and that injury has kept her away from the courts ever since.

The initial prognosis wasn't that bad, but after a few withdrawals, fans understood that something was going on. She recently hinted at possibly not playing Roland Garros, and now it's been confirmed: She announced her withdrawal on Instagram.

"Hi guys - unfortunately pulling out of Roland Garros this year. I’m just about back to practicing normal (haven’t had any issues for weeks) but played it super safe with recovery & return to play."

"If I had another 5-7 days I would have been there 100%. So I will definitely be back for a full grass season and the rest of the summer and grinding out the rest of the year. Gotta get that match count up."

The good news, as Pegula explained in her statement, is that she's relatively healthy but wasn't really willing to push herself and rush back. She played it safe because the summer is going to be a huge one with the Olympics, Wimbledon, and then the US Open, so sacrificing the clay season made sense, given she missed all of the tournaments and didn't really have a match practice to compete for a major trophy.


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