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Laura Robson has been plagued by a long-standing wrist injury this season © Getty Images
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Laura Robson has been ruled out of the French Open and Wimbledon after opting to undergo surgery on her injured left wrist.

Robson has played just two matches this year. The 20-year-old retired after suffering a recurrence of the long-standing injury in Hobart against Yanina Wickmayer in the build-up to the Australian Open, where she was beaten in the first round.

It had been reported earlier this week that Robson might opt for an injection in her wrist, which would have seen her face a race against time to be fit for the French Open.

However she has decided to go under the knife instead, and wrote on her Facebook page: "I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr. Richard Berger.

"Dr. Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain-free before you even have time to miss me, although sadly I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon."

Robson reached the last 16 at Wimbledon in 2013.

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