Laura Robson the former British Number One faces another set-back on her recovery and comeback to the WTA tour. Robson was due to play the WTA event in Monterrey next week, but has been forced to withdraw.
The Brit played in eight events last season, after a 17 month lay off due to the original wrist injury. Robson had surgery on the wrist and intially delayed the comeback last year, before suffering a relapse of the injury.
Robson is now ranked down at 553 in the world, because of the time out for the injury and will be aiming to get this ranking back to near or above where she was before having the surgery.
The Brit chose not to enter the Australian Open last month using the protected ranking of 58, and is currently aiming to use this for the French Open or Wimbledon.
The Brit now has targetted the WTA BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to return to the main WTA tour, having played a few lower tier ITF events and going through qualifying rounds. Robson hopes to still be able to enter the premier event, one of the biggest events on the WTA tour using her protected ranking.
The Brit was entitled to use the protected ranking for 2 slams and a few of the other events, and Robson entered the US Open at the end of last year using it, meaning she has one slam left to use the protected ranking in. From there she will have to go through qualifying events if not high enough to earn direct entry.