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LAURA ROBSON’s tennis career is in doubt after it was revealed that she had a THIRD hip replacement

On her 27th On her birthday, she posted a photo of her in the country with crutches on Instagram

And the British ace declared for the first time that she had gone under the knife again

The London-based star, who has not played professionally in 21 months and dropped out of the world rankings, had her first hip in June 2018 after struggling to guide her dog without pain

She then had her second operation in December 2019 and was seen hitting balls on a square last month

The former Wimbledon junior champion is trying to rebuild her career but admits she isn’t sure she’ll ever play again

“I really wanted to continue training, but I was in so much pain that an operation was inevitable

“On the advice of the surgeon and other doctors, it was decided to give priority to the long-term health of my hip

“Where that leaves me with tennis I’m really not sure it will depend on how much things heal in the next few months

“This whole process was incredibly mentally demanding and I am very grateful to the physios, family and friends who were there to guide me through the process (socially distant of course)”

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World news – GB – Robson’s career in balance as an ace poses with crutches on her birthday after hip surgery