June 7 (Reuters) – Monica Puig, the reigning Olympic gold medallist in women’s singles tennis, said She Goes To overlook the Tokyo Video games and The Reprimaryder of the 2021 season after current process shoulder surgical procedure.
Puig, 27, turned The primary athlete recurrenting Puerto Rico to win Olympic gold in 2016 when she defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4 4-6 6-1 Inside The women’s singles final On the Rio Olympics.
“A few week in the past I underwent my second shoulder surgical procedure to restore my rotator cuff and biceps tendon and this does put me in A very troublesome place and having To take a seat out of the Tokyo Olympics this yr,” Puig said on Instagram on Sunday.
“It is rather troublesome and it was with A very heavy coronary heart I took this choice. Clearly, my group And that i are considering Prolonged time period and prolonging my profession for as A few yrs as potential and hoping to play Inside the Paris 2024 Olympics.”
The world quantity 168 final performed On the 2020 French Open the place she was knocked out Inside The primary spherical.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 23-Aug. 8.
Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Modifying by Muralikumar Anantharaman
Our Requirements: The Thomson Reuters Notion Guidelines.