World No. 1 Ash Barty exits French Open early due to injury

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The No. 1 ranked player Ash Barty has exited the French Open, retiring early from her second-round match against Magda Linette.

Barty suffered a left hip injury days before the tournament began and it was affecting her ability to move. Barty called for a medical timeout at the end of the opening set and briefly left the court for treatment.

The 2019 champion trailed 6-1, 2-2 when she signaled she would no longer be able to continue against Linette.

Barty is the third top-ranked player to exit the French Open this week. Naomi Osaka withdrew for mental health reasons and Petra Kvitova was forced to forfeit after twisting her ankle following a TV interview. Simona Halep has also been out with a hamstring injury.