Petra Kvitova, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros last year and in 2012, will not be able to improve her result at the French Grand Slam in 2021 because she has had to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. So far, a current news that usually occurs in all tennis competitions. The unusual thing about this case is that the Czech was injured while attending to the press.
“It is a great disappointment for me to announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros. During my obligations with the media after last Sunday’s match (she beat the Belgian Minnen in three sets) I fell and injured my ankle. Unfortunately, after undergoing an MRI and arguing a lot with my team, I made the tough decision that it would not be wise to play with it. It’s unbelievably bad luck, but I’m going to stay strong and do my best to recover in time for the weed campaign, “Kvitova wrote on her social media.
His accident coincides with the controversial abandonment of Naomi Osaka for refusing to attend the press after the games And although it has nothing to do with what happened to Petra, it is a curious coincidence. The great beneficiary of this loss is the Russian Elena Vesnina, who was going to face Kvitova and automatically and without playing, goes to the third round.