No.1 Seed Ash Barty retired from the french open after being injured in the second round on Thursday. Barty was trailing to Magda Linette 1-6, 2-2 Barty 2019 french Open champion was bothered by a left hip injury that flaved up last weekend.
After the first set, she went off the court for treatment and never returned. She did take a medical timeout in her first round win too.
Her exit opened several doors for other players to compete for the championship as there are two more top’s players who are out of the tournament. No.2 Naomi Osaka withdrew after her first round win claiming mental health issues and No.3 Simona Halep withdrew with a left calf tear before the tournament. Hope Barty feels 100% soon as she is one of the nicest sporty tennis girls in the world.