The 21-year-old has undergone four surgeries in the last five years. Ana Konjuh‘s injury struggles continue. The Croatian announced that she underwent ulnar collateral reconstruction surgery and is not sure of when she’ll be able to return to tennis. Konjuh said that she tried to play through what she deemed to be manageable pain this season, but that it flared up more recently, causing her to go the surgery route.
Just a little update🙏🏻♥️ pic.twitter.com/ojgynyQgn3
— Ana Konjuh (@anakonjuh) March 3, 2019
It’s an incredibly unfortunate situation for a wildly talented player that has been riddled by injuries throughout her career.
The 21-year-old reached a career-high ranking of 20 in the world. In 2016 she reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals at the age of 18. A year earlier she had won the Nottingham title at the age of 17—becoming the youngest WTA player to lift a trophy since 2006.
This is the fourth surgery that Konjuh has undergone since 2014. She underwent two elbow surgeries on her right arm in 2014 and 2017, and had an elbow surgery on her left arm in 2018.
The former junior No.1 last played at Budapest in February, where she lost to Pauline Parmentier in straight sets.