PARIS — Petra Kvitova pulled out of the French Open because of an ankle injury suffered during media duties, according to her social media.
Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, posted that she fell and hurt her ankle during “post-match press requirements” after her first-round victory.
She called it “incredibly bad luck” and hoped 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.
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— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 1, 2021