Petra Kvitova, a two-time main champion and the match’s No. 11 seed, has withdrawn from the French Open due to an ankle harm.
In a press release posted to social media, Kvitova mentioned she suffered the harm throughout her media obligations Sunday after her first-round victory over Greet Minnen.
“It’s with nice disappointment that I announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros,” Kvitova mentioned. “Throughout my post-match press necessities on Sunday I fell and harm my ankle. Sadly, after an MRI and far dialogue with my workforce, I’ve made the powerful resolution that it might be unwise to play on. It is extremely unhealthy luck, however I’ll keep robust and do my finest to get better in time for the grass-court season.”
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 1, 2021
Kvitova is the second seeded participant to withdraw from the match because it started Sunday. Naomi Osaka, the No. 2 seed, announced she was exiting on Monday following controversy over media obligations.
Kvitova saved match level in her opener at Roland Garros to defeat Minnen, a qualifier, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-1. She was scheduled to face Elena Vesnina within the second spherical Wednesday. The 31-year-old reached the semifinals on the occasion in 2020.
Wimbledon, the subsequent main, is slated to begin on June 28. Kvitova has gained twice on the All England Membership, in 2011 and 2014.