Petra Kvitova out of French Open after injuring ankle during press duties

Kvitova fell and hurt her ankle leaving broadcast interviewNaomi Osaka left event on Monday over press conference row

Petra Kvitova was forced to withdraw from the French Open before her second-round match after suffering a freak injury during her press duties. Kvitova fell as she left a broadcast interview and hurt her ankle, and decided to withdraw after undergoing an MRI scan.

“It is with great disappointment that I announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros,” Kvitova wrote in a statement on social media. “During my post-match press requirements on Sunday, I fell and hurt my ankle. Unfortunately, after an MRI and much discussion with my team, I have made the tough decision that it would be unwise to play on it. It’s incredibly bad luck, but I will stay strong and do my best to recover in time for the grass-court season.”

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