Ana Konjuh had been scheduled to face former Roland Garros champion Simona Halep in a highly-anticipated first round in Paris, but the former world No. 20 would disappear from the draw entirely, later revealing a broken fibula as the reason why she was forced to withdraw.

“Surgery is done and it all went well. Not sure how long the rehab will be but hopefully I’ll be back as soon as possible,” Konjuh wrote on Twitter.

Caused by a fall, this injury setback is the latest to keep the 2013 junior Australian and US Open champion from matching her early promise. A Top 20 player back in 2017 after reaching the last eight in Flushing Meadows the previous year, Konjuh would miss much of the next four seasons due to a persistent elbow issue—one that required a whopping four surgeries.


"I'd been playing for four years with the pain because nobody actually told me there's a reason, you should go for surgery," Konjuh told the WTA. "I could handle the pain, and I could play with it. I probably would have had surgery earlier if I knew what was wrong at the time."

The Croat returned to action in earnest in 2021, reaching her first WTA final since 2017 in Belgrade. By the start of 2022, she was back in the Top 50 thanks to a run to the Australian Open’s second round—her first major main-draw win since Wimbledon 2017.

Konjuh has put no timetable on her return.