Jessica Pegula withdraws from French Open, eyes grass season

World No. 5 Jessica Pegula has pulled out of the French Open as she continues to focus on her recovery from injuries, the American tennis player said Wednesday.

The 30-year-old said earlier this month that she was unsure of her participation in Paris, where she was a quarterfinalist two years ago, after shaking off an injury that derailed her clay-court season.

Pegula last competed in the Billie Jean King Cup in April. She missed the Middle East swing in February due to a neck issue.

"Unfortunately pulling out of Roland Garros this year," Pegula said in an Instagram post. "I'm just about back to practicing normal (haven't had any issues for weeks). ... If I had another 5-7 days I would have been there 100%.

"So I will definitely be back for a full grass season and the rest of the summer and grinding out the rest of the year. Gotta get that match count up."

She also included a picture of her new dog in the post.

Pegula, who reached the third round at Roland Garros last year, did not specify what the latest injury was. She also missed tournaments in Rome, Stuttgart and Madrid this season.

One of the most consistent players on the WTA Tour last season, Pegula won the Montreal title in the buildup to the US Open, where she reached the round of 16.

The WTA said her withdrawal ends her streak of 19 consecutive Grand Slam appearances, dating to 2019 at Roland Garros.

The first round at Roland Garros starts Sunday.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.