Kerber withdraws from Birmingham event due to hamstring injury

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - 28/5/17Germany's Angelique Kerber in action during her first round match against Russia's Ekaterina MakarovaReuters / Pascal Rossignol
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – 28/5/17Germany’s Angelique Kerber in action all the way through her first round healthy in opposition to Russia’s Ekaterina MakarovaReuters / Pascal Rossignol

By Simon Evansnumber one Angelique Kerber has suffered a pre-Wimbledon injury scare, pulling out of this week’s Aegon Basic at Edgbaston due to a recurrence of a hamstring problem.

The German is also not sure whether she will be capable of play at Eastbourne next week due to problems with the left hamstring pressure which compelled her to retire all the way through her 1/3-round in shape in Madrid.

“It began slowly and then I actually felt it the day before today (Saturday) night. It’s my left hamstring, the identical one I had in Madrid,” she told newshounds.

Kerber had a disappointing claycourt season and went out within the first spherical at the French Open. She mentioned the damage flared up once more when she again to the courts ultimate week.

“It was once OK and that i began practising once more after Paris after which I felt it again in the previous couple of days. I don’t need to risk the rest now, to do one thing (worse),” she mentioned.

Kerber is the newest giant name to have pulled out of the Aegon Classic following Simona Halep’s withdrawal with an ankle criticism.

Kerber is chasing an elusive first title this 12 months after failing to get previous the 1/3 spherical in her closing five tournaments.

The 29-year-outdated has struggled to impose herself in contemporary months and her simplest appearance in a last this 12 months was once on the Abierto GNP Seguros competitors at Monterrey in April, the place she misplaced to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

The Eastbourne Global match begins on June 25 with Wimbledon getting underneath method a week later.

(Additional reporting By Using Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Modifying With The Aid Of Toby Davis)

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