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‘It’s incredibly bad luck,’ Petra Kvitova withdraws from French Open

Petra Kvitova has announced her withdrawal from the French Open after sustaining an injury in the aftermath of her match on Sunday. 

The World No 12 came through her opening round encounter against Greetje Minnen 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 6-1 to set up a second round meeting with Elena Vesnina.

However, following her post-match press conference, the Czech star fell awkward on her ankle and is unable to continue in Paris.

“It is with great disappointment that I announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros,” said the World No 12 on Twitter.

“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 I 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.”

Kvitova is still yet to reach the final at Roland Garros and now turns her attention to Wimbledon, where she is a two-time champion in 2011 and 2014.

Elena Vesnina, who made her singles return this April after a three year hiatus, is now into the third round after Kvitova’s exit.