Barbora Krejcikova’s French Open marketing campaign got here to a untimely finish after the reigning singles and doubles champion mentioned she needed to withdraw from the Grand Slam following a constructive take a look at for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Krejcikova, who returned to motion at Roland Garros from an elbow damage that had sidelined her since February, was knocked out within the first spherical of the singles during which she was the second seed, shedding to Frenchwoman Diane Parry in three units.
Czech Krejcikova had been as a result of begin her doubles marketing campaign together with compatriot Katerina Siniakova.
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“Final evening I began to really feel dangerous and this morning I wakened with fever. I made a decision to get examined for COVID and it got here again constructive,” Krejcikova wrote on Instagram.
“I’m extraordinarily unhappy I will not be capable to defend my title in doubles right here, however on the constructive aspect I’m glad I’m damage free and may’t wait to get wholesome and again to coaching.”
One other Czech participant, Marie Bouzkova, was additionally compelled to withdraw from Roland Garros after testing constructive for the virus.
Bouzkova had been as a result of face Elise Mertens within the second spherical and he or she didn’t play her first-round doubles match both.
“Sadly, I examined constructive for COVID as we speak for the primary time, so I’m withdrawing from each singles and doubles right here in Paris,” she wrote on Twitter