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Petra Kvitova out of French Open after fall during media session

Petra Kvitova

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 30: Petra Kvitova of The Czech Republic reacts in her First Round match against Greet Minnen of Belgium during Day One of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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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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