Ashleigh Barty, world number 1 and winner of Roland Garros in 2019, left her second-round duel with physical problems when she lost against the Polish Magda Linette 6-1, 2-2.
Barty, 25, appeared as one of the favorites for the final victory, but will not lift the trophy, a year after being absent in Paris due to the pandemic.
The tennis player forcefully yielded the first set to the 45th in the ranking and, immediately, began to feel discomfort in one leg and in the back, which ended up forcing her to withdraw when 48 minutes of play had been played in the Philippe Chatrier.
The Australian arrived in good shape at Roland Garros, with the titles of Melbourne, Miami and Stuttgart and the final in Madrid.
Linette, 29, will play for a place in the round of 16 against Turkey’s Ons Jabeur, who got rid of the Australian Astra Sharma, invited by the organizers, 6-2 and 6-4.