Athletistic/Tennis. The third TBS Wimbledon is fast approaching. It begins on July 1, 2024 and players participate in various warm-up tournaments to prepare for it.

Many top female tennis players took part in the Ecotrans Ladies Open tournament in Berlin, who planned to compete for the trophy and prepare for TBS, but it is no longer a fact that they will show anything at Wimbledon .

There have been numerous withdrawals from matches in Berlin this week due to various health problems. 4 tennis players in the WTA top 10 did not finish their match in one go.

Marketa Vondrousova

The reigning Wimbledon women’s singles champion may not play at the English TBS this year. Vondrousova came to Berlin for the Ecotrans Ladies Open and opened with a victory over Rebeka Masarova with a score of 6-4, 6-3.

The Czech faced Anna Kalinska in the second round and took a 5-3 lead in the first set. However, she quickly requested a medical time out. Marketa tried to continue the match, but after two matches she gave up. The official reason for Vondrousova’s withdrawal from the match was a right hip injury. With less than two weeks to go before defending her title, she has little time to get back into shape.

Ons Gill

After battling various health issues during the first months of the season, Jabeur seemed to gradually return to his best in recent weeks. She reached the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters and Roland-Garros, as well as the quarter-finals in Nottingham.

Jabeur arrived in Berlin this week and defeated Wang Xinyu and Linda Noskova to reach another quarter-final. Then she met the world’s second racket, Coco Gauff. They played a quality first set, in which Jabeur played 8 set points and had 3 herself, but Gauff ultimately held on in the tiebreaker. The Tunisian tennis player then called a doctor and, after a quick examination, decided to withdraw from the match.

Given that it is not a full-blown injury, Jabeur’s chances of making a full recovery before Wimbledon remain high. Interestingly, over the past two years, she has regularly reached the Wimbledon final, but lost each time.

Elena Rybakina

Rybakina won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon two years ago. Since then, she has established herself as one of the best competitors in any tournament. She has been in excellent form this season, winning three titles and reaching the final twice.

However, due to illness, Rybakina was unable to defend her titles in Indian Wells and Rome. She dropped out again in her quarterfinal match against Victoria Azarenka in Berlin this week.

Rybakina has time to recover before Wimbledon, but with her falling ill every few weeks this year, it could jeopardize her success in England. She has played some impressive tennis this season, so it would be a shame if she couldn’t play her best tennis at Wimbledon due to health issues.

Arina Sabalenko

Sabalenka became another tennis player who was unable to finish her match in Berlin this week. During her match against Anna Kalinskaya in the quarterfinals, the world number three called the doctor after trailing 1-4 in the first set. Arina managed to compete in one more match before deciding to withdraw from the match.

It was the first time in Sabalenka’s career that she withdrew from a match due to shoulder problems.

As Wimbledon approached, she was right not to take a risk in Berlin because it could have further aggravated her injury. She lost the French Open in the quarterfinals due to stomach problems, her first defeat this early in the tournament since Roland-Garros 2022. Sabalenka is one of the most consistent tennis players on TBS these days. In recent years, it would be a shame if she couldn’t play to her full potential at Wimbledon.

Vyacheslav Gorbachev/Athletistic