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French Open 2022: Marie Bouzkova withdraws after testing Covid-19 positive

Marie Bouzkova, who tested positive for Covid-19 has withdrawn from the French Open on Wednesday. Her withdrawal comes before her second-round match at the French Open.

VS Aravind Written by: VS Aravind New Delhi Published on: May 25, 2022 22:55 IST
Marie Bouzkova
Image Source : TWITTER | MARIE BOUZKOVA

Marie Bouzkova in action. 

Marie Bouzkova, who tested positive for Covid-19 has withdrawn from the French Open on Wednesday. Her withdrawal comes before her second-round match at the French Open. 

She is the first singles player to pull out of Roland Garros because of the coronavirus. Bouzkova was supposed to face No. 31-seed Elise Mertens, who advanced to the third round. 

"Will start to feel better soon and get back on court," she wrote on Twitter. 

Bouzkova is a 23-year-old who has never made it past the second round of a Grand Slam tournament in 13 appearances, including 10 losses in the first round. 

Fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari has lost in the second round of the French Open a year after reaching the semifinals. Sakkari was defeated by Czech player Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) at Roland Garros, meaning two of the top four women’s seeds already have been eliminated.