French Open 2023: Spinal Fracture Forces Paula Badosa to Skip the Tournament

Following a stress fracture in her spine at the Italian Open last week, Paula Badosa announced Thursday that she would be skipping the French Open.

Badosa, 25, who was ranked second a year ago, is now in 29th place after a season marred by injuries. The Spanish player was eliminated in Rome’s quarterfinals.

“Just when everything seemed to be fine again, I received bad news just before starting a Grand Slam. At the tournament in Rome, I suffered a stress fracture in my spine,” she said in a statement.

“It has been very hard news after such a difficult start of the season with injuries. This is going to keep me out of competition for some weeks.”

Badosa, who had previously missed the Australian Open in January due to a thigh injury suffered in a warm-up tournament in Adelaide, will also be absent from the French Open, which is set to start on Sunday.


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