I hope my fans will understand my current situation and stick with me like they have been doing tirelessly for all these years. For that, my first thought goes to you all: your support and your love can’t compare with any other’s.
It is with my deepest sorrow that I regret not being able to compete in the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Championships.
Unfortunately, I’ve suffered a right adductor injury during my last match against Slovakia in Fed Cup. I proudly chose to be there for my country and provide all the support I could to bring Italy back where it belongs, in World Group I, even though I wasn’t in top shape. I would be lying if I said I don’t feel truly saddened right now. Dubai’s tournament has been crucial to my season since the beginning, as I tried to schedule every move in order to be 100% ready to defend my title as Champion.
Accordingly to what doctors suggested, I will take the right time to recover before getting back on court, which I hope will be as soon as possible. Dubai, I’ll see you next year!”