American world quantity 40 Danielle Collins is having surgical procedure for endometriosis as a result of it’s inflicting her “an excessive amount of bodily agony”.
Endometriosis is a situation the place cells like those within the lining of the womb develop elsewhere within the physique.
Collins, a French Open quarter-finalist in 2020, could have surgical procedure on Monday.
“Sadly it has been affecting my total day-to-day life,” the 27-year-old stated. “[It] is negatively impacting my potential to carry out persistently.”
She added: “Off the courtroom, having the ability to begin a household sooner or later is certainly one of my largest objectives. This operation is necessary for a lot of causes.”
Collins didn’t say how lengthy she can be away from the WTA Tour, however was attributable to play within the Charleston Open subsequent week.
“I’ll stay up for being more healthy and coming again stronger than ever,” she stated.