Caroline Wozniacki Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Ankle and Return

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Women's tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is dealing with an ankle injury she sustained in April. It's unclear when she'll return to the court. 

Continue for updates.


Wozniacki Pulls Out of French Open

Tuesday, May 17

The Associated Press reported Wozniacki will not play in the French Open due to an ankle injury, via ESPN.


Wozniacki Unable to Shake Injury Bug

The No. 24-ranked player and former world No. 1 had a rough start to her 2016 season, losing to unseeded Yulia Putintseva in the opening round of the Australian Open. She's 8-7 on the year and has struggled to find any momentum at all. 

Wozniacki ran into some injury troubles last season, including back issues right before Wimbledon and a calf problem during the Rogers Cup. 

However, Wozniacki feuded with the WTA while nursing the calf injury, saying they "forced" her to play in a second-round match she wound up losing to Belinda Bencic, as Sam Williams of Sporting News reported: 

The rules are if you're a top-10 player, that this was my commitment tournament, you're forced to play. 

If you don't, you get huge money fines. You get zero points to your ranking ... which is crazy. 

The WTA is all about: 'We want the players healthy, we want them to play at their best level at every tournament and we want to make it tough for them.' 

That's good, but the fact that they're pushing you to play whenever, if you are not feeling 100 percent, is not OK.

How Wozniacki's injury situation is handled and whether she'll be given ample time to heal will be storylines worth monitoring going forward. Unfortunately for tennis fans, it looks like they'll be without one of the top players on the tour for a considerable amount of time. 

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Stats courtesy of WTATennis.com.