Bad times for media obligations at Roland Garros. It was during one of them that Petra Kvitova, 12th in the world, was injured, to the point of having to announce this Tuesday her withdrawal for the rest of the tournament. “During my post-match media duties on Sunday, I fell and hurt my ankle,” the tech player announced on social media on Tuesday, without giving more details on the circumstances of the accident.
“Unfortunately, after having had an MRI and talking a lot with my team, I made the tough decision that it wouldn’t be right to play with this injury. It’s an incredible one. bad luck, but I’ll stay strong and do my best to recover in time for the grass season, “concluded the 31-year-old, two-time Wimbledon winner (2011, 2014).
In the first round, Petra Kvitova had to save a match point before winning (6-7, 7-6, 6-1) against the Belgian Greet Minnen, 125th and after qualifying. In the second round, Wednesday, she would have had to face the Russian Elena Vesnina (who enjoys a protected classification of 52nd in the world).
Petra Kvitova’s accident comes as world No.2 Naomi Osaka sent shock waves through at Roland Garros by initially refusing to attend press conferences to protect her mental health, before finally to withdraw from the competition, Monday, under the pressure of the tournaments of the Grand Slam which insisted that it honor its contractual obligations towards the media.