Top seed Barty retires from French Open with injury | Daily News

Top seed Barty retires from French Open with injury

Ashleigh Barty plays a shot
Ashleigh Barty plays a shot

World number one Ashleigh Barty retired with injury from her second-round match against Magda Linette at the French Open yesterday.

The 2019 champion had strapping on her left thigh and struggled with her movement, losing the first set 6-1.

Barty, 25, left the court for a medical time-out before retiring at 2-2 in the second set.

Following Naomi Osaka's withdrawal on Monday, Belarusian third seed Aryna Sabalenka is the highest-ranked player left in the Women's draw.

Also, Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina enjoyed a more straightforward win as she beat American Ann Li 6-0, 6-4.

American fourth seed Sofia Kenin had a tougher battle in the first set against compatriot Hailey Baptiste but came through to win 7-5, 6-3.

Barty had managed to come through the first round on Tuesday despite needing lengthy treatment on her left hip during the match.

After that win, the Australian admitted she was ‘not quite 100 percent’ and arrived on Court Philippe-Chatrier with strapping on her left thigh. (BBC)