“Such a special moment” – Monica Puig is delighted to be back on court playing tennis

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Monica Puig made her first appearance in the WTA circuit after a long break having undergone three surgeries in three years

Monica Puig made a comeback to professional tennis at the Madrid Open. Puig was out of action for over two years due to elbow and shoulder injuries. Puig lost to Danielle Collins 7-5, 6-0 in her comeback encounter. “Such a special moment. It’s been a long road to get back to this point. This is just the first step. Gracias Madrid”, an elated Puig tweeted.

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Monica Puig (Credit: Tennis World USA)

Puig peaked at the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning a gold medal for her country, Puerto Rico. With the feat, she also became the first Latin American champion in the women’s singles discipline and is the only unseeded female player to win the gold medal since the reintroduction of tennis in 1988. During her career, Puig has defeated several top-ten players including Sara Errani, Caroline Garcia, Angelique Kerber, Garbiñe Muguruza, Aryna Sabalenka, and Caroline Wozniacki.

Fans on twitter react to Monica Puig’s return to tennis on twitter

Twitter users were understandably happy to see Monica Puig in action.

Her fans had words of motivation for her. “You have level and talent to spare, the only thing missing is match rhythm and as soon as you pick it up, you will return to the top. Very happy to see you soon on track again, a shame not to have been able to see you live. This is a process, so go for it. Step by step”, tweeted a fan.

“I noticed your emotion to enter the field to compete again. Welcome back to the circuit and give it a go”, wrote another fan.

Another fan tweeted, “How happy to see you back on courts. Much success in this new beginning.”

“Olympic Gold takes to the court at the Caja Magica. Welcome back #MonicaPuig. You made #PuertoRico proud”, wrote an elated fan from Puig’s home country.

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