No. 11 seed Petra Kvitova pulled out of the French Open on Tuesday, citing an ankle injury she incurred during her post-match press requirements.
😔 pic.twitter.com/Oj8P1lmCjT— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 1, 2021
Kvitova, a semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2020, won her first-round match against Greet Minnen 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-1 and was set to play Elena Vesnina in the second round on Wednesday.
Kvitova’s announcement comes only a day after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the tournament due to mental health concerns.
In her statement, Kvitova said she would be gearing up for the grass-court season, which culminates with Wimbledon on June 28.