Petra Kvitova on Sunday announced that she would not be competing at the Italian Open the following week due to a right foot ailment. The 33-year-old tennis player won the most recent Miami Open in the women’s singles category just last month.
She showcased her disappointment in missing the Italian tournament in her tweet. She stated that on the consultation with her medical team, she has withdrawn from the tournament and that she will miss the beautiful site and the Italian fans. Her exact words in the tweet read, “Unfortunately my right foot is still causing me pain so, after consulting my team, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from Rome. I will miss the beautiful site, the Italian fans and wish the tournament a great week. I’ll work hard to be ready for the French Open 🙏❤️”
While the French Open starts on May 28, the Italian Open in Rome starts on Tuesday and runs through May 20.
In 2012, Kvitová reached the semifinals of the Australian and French Open, and was crowned the US Open Series champion. Kvitova has 30 singles victories in her career, including two major Wimbledon victories in 2011 and 2014. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she also represented the Czech Republic and took home a bronze medal in singles. She reached a career-high position of No. 2 on October 31, 2011.