Olympic champion Belinda Bencic has introduced she is pregnant together with her first little one.
It means the 26-year-old might miss out on defending her title at Paris 2024.
The Swiss, who’s ranked world quantity 14, final performed in September on the San Diego Open the place she misplaced within the spherical of 32 to Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
“Anticipating our little miracle quickly! We won’t wait to fulfill you,” Bencic wrote on social media.
Grand Slam champions Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber each gave delivery in 2023 and plan to return to the WTA from January.
World quantity 25 Elina Svitolina returned this yr after giving delivery in 2022, reaching the French Open quarter-final and Wimbledon semi-final.