Petra Kvitová suffers ankle injury during media requirements, withdraws from French Open
Petra Kvitová has withdrawn from the French Open due to an ankle injury she says she suffered Sunday during her post-match press requirements.
The 12th-ranked women's player in the world, seeded No. 11 in Paris, had rallied to beat Belgium's Greet Minnen in the first round 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 when "I fell and hurt my ankle," she wrote in a statement posted on social media.
"Unfortunately, after an MRI and much discussion with my team, I have made the tough decision that it would be unwise to play on it," Kvitová wrote. "It's incredibly bad luck, but I will stay strong and do my best to recover in time for grass-court season."
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