Karolina Pliskova has withdrawn from the Madrid Open due to a knee injury, but the former world No. 1 said she hopes to recover in time for next month’s event in Rome ahead of the French Open.
The Italian Open runs from May 9-20 before Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year, begins May 28.
Pliskova’s best result at the clay-court major came in 2017 when she reached the semifinals.
Karolina Pliskova withdraws from Madrid Open with knee injury