July 12, 2024

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After 622 days, Medina Garrigues returns

Not that she’s been counting the days, but Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues was counting the days.

Her return, after 622 of them, didn’t end up with a win.

But Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja put up a fight against Johanna Konta and Shuai Zhang before going down 2-6, 6-3, 10-3 in their first-round doubles in Madrid.

Medina Garrigues, don’t forget, was Jelena Ostapenko’s coach last year. She’s Spain’s Fed Cup captain. But she always said she wasn’t necessarily retired.

With a protected ranking of No. 34, the 35-year-old also entered Rome and the French Open with Parra Santonja.

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