Petra Kvitova (12th) was forced to leave the French Open with an ankle injury. The Czech had won her first round match last Sunday against Belgian Greet Minnen (99th) by 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5) and 6-1 to settle in the second round of the tournament, where she was to play against Elena Vesnina, 144th in the world but former Top 20.
In her social networks, the Czech communicated the decision to withdraw from the Major that is being held in Paris. “It is with great disappointment that I announce my retirement from Roland Garros. During my meeting with the press after the game I fell and injured my ankle. Unfortunately after a resonance and a lot of debate with my team, I made the difficult decision that it would not be logical to play. It is very bad luck, but I will continue strong and I will do my best to recover in time for the grass season “, Kvitova posted.
Due to the loss of the two-time Wimbledon champion, Russian Vesnina advanced to the third round of the French tournament and will play the winner of the cross between Yelena Rybakina (22nd) and Nao Hibino (82nd).