Recent Women’s Singles Withdrawals for Wimbledon 2023 Announced

Are you ready to tune in for the 2023 edition of the Wimbledon women’s singles event? If you are a huge tennis fan, the answer will undoubtedly be yes. And as a reminder for those who haven’t yet checked out the Wimbledon dates for 2023, the event starts on June 26th with the qualifiers. However, the main event will then run from July 3rd to July 16th. Of course, the women’s final will be held on Saturday, July 15th, one day before the tournament reaches its conclusion with the men’s final.

Anyway, this should make you excited about the upcoming Grand Slam, as it is right on our doorstep, at the time of writing. And as expected, the world’s top players have entered Wimbledon to try and lift the trophy. This includes the likes of Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina, and many others. But as exciting as this is, the same cannot be said for a select number of players who have withdrawn from Wimbledon 2023.

Wimbledon 2023 withdrawals

Of course, this is never something that players or fans want to see. Yet it’s just part of the sport. And on that note, I’d like to share the most recent news concerning Wimbledon 2023 withdrawals for the women’s event right now.

Who Has Decided to Withdraw From Wimbledon 2023 and Why?

When it comes to Wimbledon withdrawals, there are always two categories, no matter what year we are referencing. The first category relates to withdrawals that have come in before the seeds have been announced, or officially – ‘before the tournament began’. And the second category is withdrawals that have been announced after the entry list and subsequent seeds have been confirmed. Each category has different impacts on the possible Wimbledon draws. 

Yet regardless of the categorization of the withdrawal, the fact is that anyone who has withdrawn will not be competing in Wimbledon 2023. This brings me to the list of Wimbledon withdrawals for the 2023 women’s singles event, as detailed below.

Simona Halep

The first withdrawal I must share with you relates to a previous Wimbledon champion, Simona Halep. As you might remember, Halep won Wimbledon in 2019, so she is obviously one of the top grass-court players on her day. This was also confirmed by her semi-final run in 2022. And according to her Grand Slam statistics, Wimbledon is her most successful tournament regarding her overall win rate here. But unfortunately, Halep will remain absent from the tour by missing Wimbledon this year, which is assumed to be connected to her surgery at the end of 2022.

Amanda Anisimova

When Amanda Anisimova entered Wimbledon 2023, she was 89 in the world. This is high enough to secure a main draw place, which is fantastic for a 21-year-old. But unfortunately, the young American has been added to the list of Wimbledon withdrawals, and the reason for the withdrawal has been reported as ‘burnout’. She hasn’t competed since the Madrid Open as it happens, which is when she stated that she was taking a break from professional tennis indefinitely.

Alison Van Uytvanck

Here we have yet another top 100 player (at the time of entry) that has withdrawn from the event. Unfortunately, Alison Van Uytvanck has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of an ongoing lower-back injury. The prognosis isn’t exactly great for her either, as she announced she will miss the remaining Grand Slams of the 2023 season since the injury is so severe. 

Ajla Tomljanovic

Tomljanovic is the latest name to be added to the list of Wimbledon 2023 withdrawals, and this is a big player to lose from the event. When she entered the event, Tomljanovic was 46 in the world, which is just outside of the rankings required to be seeded at the tournament. Sadly, after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the season, it seems that Alja Tomljanovic doesn’t think she has recovered enough to take part. Given that she made the quarter-finals last year, this is obviously a major blow for the Australian.

Wimbledon Withdrawals 2023 – FAQs

Will there be more Wimbledon withdrawals for the women’s singles event?

While we hope not, there is always a chance that more withdrawals could be announced as the tournament draws closer.

What happens if a player withdraws in the middle of the tournament?

In this case, the opponent receives a bye into the next round. 

Have these players been replaced by anyone in the main draw?

Yes, all four players have been replaced in the main draw as their withdrawals have been announced before the draw has been made.

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