Stress fracture in right hand might force Sam Stosur to miss Wimbledon

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The Australian has withdrawn from Eastbourne with the injury. (AP)

Sam Stosur has withdrawn from Eastbourne with injury and might not play Wimbledon. 

The 33-year-old Australian says that the problem is a stress fracture in her right hand that affected her against Jelena Ostapenko in the fourth round at the French Open.

“From 5-1 in that first set it was just really, really painful, and wasn’t going away,” Stosur told the Herald Sun. "...Just tried to get through and did everything I could, but she started playing pretty well, as well, so it made life extra hard. It’s just every time I impact or grip my racquet, swing it on that side, it’s just been really, really sore.”

Just before the French Open, the former U.S. Open champion won the title in Strasbourg. Other than that, she has not reached the semifinals of any of this season's events, and is No. 34 in the rankings.

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