Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has ended her 2022 season early due to a knee injury and will miss the upcoming French Open, last year’s Roland Garros runner-up announced on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old has only played three tournaments so far this year and lost her opening match at last week’s Italian Open while struggling physically.
— Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (@NastiaPav) May 17, 2022
“I’m very sad to say that I’m forced to withdraw from Roland Garros and the rest of the tournaments this year,” Pavlyuchenkova wrote in a statement on Twitter.
Pavlyuchenkova reached her maiden Grand Slam final 12 months ago in Paris but lost a tight three-set match to Czech Barbora Krejcikova.
“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,” she added.
The injury has seen Pavlyuchenkova slip to 21st in the WTA rankings, down from a career-high of world number 11 last November.