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Laura Robson will miss French Open and Wimbledon due to wrist surgery

Laura Robson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2013. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Laura Robson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2013. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Laura Robson will have surgery on her left wrist and miss the French Open and Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old Brit re-injured her wrist during practice in the offseason and played just two matches this season, which resulted in a retirement at the Hobart International and a first-round exit at the Australian Open. Robson will be treated by Dr. Richard Berger, who has handled Juan Martin del Potro's wrist injuries.

"I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo Clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr. Richard Berger," Robson wrote on her Facebook page. "Dr. Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me. Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon."

Robson made a name for herself when she won the girls' title at Wimbledon in 2008 as a 14-year-old. Her professional breakthrough came at the 2012 U.S. Open, where she upset Kim Clijsters in the second round in the Belgian's final match and knocked off Li Na in the third round. Robson reached a career-high No. 27 last year thanks to a career-best run to the fourth round of Wimbledon.
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