In tears, Timea Bacsinszky announces her withdrawal from French Open


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In tears, Timea Bacsinszky announces her withdrawal from French Open

Timea Bacsinzky tried until the end, but she had to give up. The Swiss player won't compete in the French Open, that starts on Sunday. It's a terrible news for Bacsinszky, who is currently 63rd but will leave top 300 rankings after the event, as last year she had reached the semifinals (earning 720 points) losing just to Jelena Ostapenko.

'It's three weeks that I torn my right calf in Rabat during the warm up, it usually needs three weeks to recover from this kind of injury, I am getting better. I hit the ball again, but without being able to put in the necessary intensity', Bacsinszky explained during a conference call in Gstaad.

She has been influenced a lot by physical issues in the last 10 months. Last year she ended her season earlier than planned due to a wrist injury. ALSO READ: Roger Federer speaks about how his retirement scenario will be like