Sloane Stephens out until summer after foot surgery

Sloane Stephens announced on Friday that she had successful foot surgery but will be sidelined for at least a few months, and is hoping to return to the courts in the summer.

Stephens, who won the ASB Classic, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel and the Volvo Car Open last year, injured her left foot in a three-set thriller against Svetlana Kuznetsova at Wimbledon that forced her off the tour after the Rio Olympics a few weeks following Wimbledon.

On her Facebook page, Stephens said, “Hi guys, It’s been a while since I’ve had an update for you. As you all know, I got a little boo boo in my left foot last summer. Unfortunately, this resulted in foot surgery that will have me sidelined for the next few months. The good news is that surgery was successful and I have already started rehab! Shooting for a summer ’17 return! Wish me luck and please root me on, I can’t wait to get back on court! I appreciate all of your love, it means the world to me. Sloane”

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