Estonian Kaia Kanepi will miss this years Wimbledon Championships in order to rehabilitate an ankle injury. Kanepi, who has been inform all season picking up two titles and a Roland Garros quarter final, will end her run of 25 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played by missing Wimbledon.
Rehabilitation will take up to four weeks to heel the pain in her ankles which started after the tournament in Estroli, last month.
“We made some pictures of my heels and the situation is that I have to take a break,” Kanepi said.
“This means that I have to skip Wimbledon this year. We will see how the treatment goes. I can still practice to some extent. With full practices I can start when the heels are cured.”
Kanepi will update her fans in three to four week on her official website and is still hopeful that she will be able to participate in the Olympic Games, held in London.
Its very disheartening to see a player of Kanepi’s talent and ability always seem to succumb to injury once she hits form again. We wish her a speedy recover and hope to see her playing at the Olympics!