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Petra Kvitova suffers ankle injury during media duties, withdraws from French Open


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.

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.