Tennis(Australian Open): Former Tennis player Kiki Bertens will miss the start of next season, for example, Australian Open, after having surgery on her left Achilles tendon.

The 28-year-old in the Netherlands announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday, posting a picture of herself in a hospital bed with her leg in a cast.


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Hoi allemaal, Zoals jullie misschien al wisten liep ik al erg lang met klachten aan mijn achillespees. Dit belemmerde mij de laatste tijd teveel in trainingen en wedstrijden. De enige mogelijkheid om weer het maximale uit mijn trainingen en wedstrijden te halen was om me te laten opereren. Dit heb ik dan nu ook gedaan. Hierdoor mis ik het begin van 2021 en zal dus niet deelnemen in Australië. Ik ga er alles aan doen om zo snel mogelijk sterker en fitter terug te komen???? Some of you might know that I already had an Achilles injury for some time. The only possibility for me to play without pain again and get the maximum out of trainings and matches was to get a surgery. So that’s what I did now! I will miss the start of 2021, so unfortunately I won’t be competing in Australia. I will try my best to come back stronger as fast as I can ???? can’t wait to see you guys on tour soon again!

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Bertens wrote that she had been coping with”an Achilles injury for some time” and the only way for her” to perform without pain again” was to get an operation.

She is currently ranked No. 9 and reached a career-best No. 4 last year. Bertens has won 10 singles titles on the WTA Tour and has been a French Open semifinalist in 2016 and a Wimbledon quarterfinalist two decades ago.

She made it to the fourth round at Roland Garros earlier this month.