Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Petra Kvitova Withdraw From Indian Wells
by Tom Gainey | March 7th, 2015, 1:45 pm

Two major withdrawals have already hit the upcoming Indian Wells Masters events. Earlier this week 2-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from the event due to exhaustion.

The Czech who celebrates her 25th birthday Sunday has played just 15 matches in four events.

“I am extremely disappointed to have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, one of my favourite tournaments on the calendar,” she wrote on facebook Thursday. “Unfortunately I have been feeling exhausted on the court in recent weeks and unable to compete at 100 per cent. I will therefore be taking some time out in order to rest and restore my energy levels for the rest of the season. The fans in Indian Wells are fantastic and I am really looking forward to being back there to play in front of them next year.”

Kvitova lost in the third round at the Australian Open to Madison Keys, then lost back-to-back in her second matches at Dubai and Doha.

For someone already tired from the season, might she battling a more serious condition?

The tournament also announced today that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn due to ongoing pain in his forearm. The Frenchman has not played this year.

In seven previous trips to Indian Wells, Tsonga has only managed to reach the quarterfinals once in 2013. Last year he lost in his first match to Julien Benneteau.

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9 Comments for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Petra Kvitova Withdraw From Indian Wells

Hippy Chick Says:

I dont know if tennis-x will generate much interest with these latest topics,but a refreshing change to be talking about some other player not named Federer/Nadal/Djokovic,i have wondered what had happened to the gorgeous JWT,seems like its been ages since we last saw anything of him on tour,shame about the ongoing injury,but win or lose i love to watch him and Gael….

Margot Says:

Such a shame about JWT. As Hippy says he’s been out for ages.
And Kvitova, another of my favourites. This chronic tiredness seems disturbing tho., hope it’s not M.E.
In better news Hippy, Laura is set to be making a come back. So sad when young players are laid low. Read somewhere that Kyrgios is not playing Davis Cup because of back problems and don’t think he’s even 20 yet :(

Hippy Chick Says:

Margot true about Petra,i like her too,as for Laura Grendel predicted top 10 for her a couple of years ago,then came the injury unfortunatly which derailed her,not that i like any player to be injured but these things always happen to my favorites,i have bad luck in the real world with my own family and health problems,i dont even get a break when it comes to sport now either….

KatH Says:

Yes, Joe and Gael are wonderful characters – I too love to watch them play and when they win their joy is so infectious….

Margot Says:

KatH: it’s interesting because French rugby players are very similar- flamboyant and wonderful when on song.

KatH Says:

Agree Margot – 100%. Actually I love all the French even when they are being VERY FRENCH, which is too say sublimely arrogant.

Margot Says:

Me too!

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