Ons Jabeur, the reigning champion, will be unable to defend her Madrid Open title this year as she has withdrawn from the competition. The player last played the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open where she retired after the last point of the first game. The world No.2 couldn’t compete in the match any further due to the calf injury.
On Monday (April 24), the Tunisian player tweeted an update about her injury. In the tweet she said, “Hello from Madrid, an update on my situation. Further to many medical exams done, it shows that I have a small tear in my calf, and I will need more time to recover. I am sad to announce that I won't be able to compete and defend my title this year at the Mutua Madrid Open. I would like to wish to everyone and the tournament a great event and looking forward to coming back next year,"
Fans were quick to wish the player of her recovery right after she announced her unavailability from the Madrid Open 2023. Ons Jabeur has suffered two injuries so far this year. She missed the entire Middle East swing in February 2023 due to minor knee surgery she underwent following the Australian Open this year.
Ons Jabeur won the Madrid Open title in its last edition in 2022 when she defeated USA’s Jessica Pegula in the final of the women’s singles category. She had a great run in 2022 as she finished as runner up in Wimbledon as well as the US open.