05/27 04:29 CDT The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova out of French
The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova out of French
PARIS (AP) --- The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the French Open
ahead of her first-round match because of an injured left forearm.
The No. 6-seeded Kvitova tweeted Monday that she has been dealing with pain for
a few weeks.
An MRI on Sunday night confirmed a Grade 2 tear, which she said "could get a
lot worse" if she played.
She had been due to face Sorana Cirstea on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Kvitova was replaced in the draw by Kaja Juvan, an 18-year-old from Slovenia
who lost in qualifying and will be making her Grand Slam debut.
Play has started at Roland Garros on Day 2 of the clay-court Grand Slam
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams --- owners of a combined
collection of 55 Grand Slam singles titles --- are all in action on Day 2 at
the French Open.
Each is embarking on a bid to achieve a milestone over the next two weeks at
Nadal begins Monday against Yannick Hanfmann, a German qualifier who played
tennis at Southern California and whose career Grand Slam record is 0-1. Nadal
seeks his record-extending 12th championship in Paris, the most for any man or
woman at any major tournament.
Djokovic, whose first-round opponent is Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, eyes a fourth
consecutive Grand Slam trophy, something only one man has managed in the past
45 years: Djokovic himself.
And Williams, who starts against Vitalia Diatchenko, renews her quest for a
24th major title, which would tie Margaret Court for the most in history.
Other past Grand Slam champs in action on a busy day include Stan Wawrinka and
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