19 December 2019

Laura Robson undergoes second hip surgery in bid to get back to tennis

British tennis player Laura Robson has undergone a second hip surgery in her bid to get back to playing tennis.

The 25-year-old, who previously had an operation in 2018 returned to the court in February of this year but was forced to retire from a match in April and has not played since.

She took to Instagram to share the news with her followers accompanied by an optimistic message.

She wrote: "One more op for luck… After months of struggling through all the rehab and treatments available, a decision was made this week to have another hip surgery & try fix the pain for good."

“Very much hope to be back on court soon but in the meantime I can’t wait to walk my dog without limping. Small victories.”

Robson's surgery is similar to that undergone by Andy Murray, with whom she won Olympic doubles' silver at London 2012.

And she will be hoping for a similar outcome as the former men's world No 1, who made his return to the court this year.

Laura Robson and Andy Murray won the silver medal in the mixed doubles at London 2012 (PA Images)

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