Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza has been forced to withdraw from the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic due to a right leg injury.
“I am so disappointed to have to pull out of San Jose,” said Muguruza. “Unfortunately, my leg is not ready to compete, and I am doing everything I can to be back on court and healthy. I am sorry to have to miss San Jose and wish the tournament a great week.”
“It is certainly disappointing that Garbiñe has had to withdraw from the event, but unfortunately injuries are a part of sports, and a player’s health is always the top priority,” said Tournament Director Vickie Gunnarsson. “Hopefully she will be able to recover quickly and get back on the court soon.”
Even with Muguruza out of action, the 2019 player field in San Jose is impressive, as it includes seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and French Open semifinalist Amanda Anisimova.
Other featured players at the tournament include defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu, 2018 finalist Maria Sakkari, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, world No. 7 and Wimbledon semifinalist Elina Svitolina, No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka, Belgian star Elise Mertens, Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins, two-time finalist Coco Vandeweghe and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.