Kvitova battles back to avoid early exit at French Open
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says on Instagram that she has pulled out of the French Open because of an ankle injury.
Kvitova says she fell and hurt her ankle during “post-match press requirements” after her first-round victory.
She calls it “incredibly bad luck" and hopes to recover in time for the grass-court season.
Wimbledon begins on June 28. She won that Grand Slam tournament in 2011 and 2014.
The 11th-seeded Kvitova saved a match point before coming back to beat Greet Minnen 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Sunday at Roland Garros.
She was a semifinalist in Paris in 2012 and 2020.