Bartoli in French Open injury scare

Updated: 21 May 2011 21:19 IST

Top French hope Marion Bartoli had an injury scare ahead of the French Open on Saturday when she was forced to abandon in the final of the Strasbourg Open with a painful left thigh.

Paris:

Top French hope Marion Bartoli had an injury scare ahead of the French Open on Saturday when she was forced to abandon in the final of the Strasbourg Open with a painful left thigh.

The top-seeded Bartoli was trailing 6-4, 1-0 against Germany's Andrea Petkovic when she decided not to play on, having earlier called for a medical time-out at 5-4 down in the first set.

Seeded 11th for Roland Garros, the top-ranking French player is due to play Georgia's Anna Tatishvili in the first round of the French Open on Monday.

"It's really disappointing because I had been playing well but then the pain rapidly started to get worse," she said.

"It's awful, but you just have to accept it. I've got one and a half days to recover. We will see how the pain develops. Time to pray for a miracle."

Topics : Tennis Mahesh Bhupathi Novak Djokovic Venus Williams Jie Zheng Marion Bartoli Rafael Nadal Juan Martin del Potro Andy Murray French Open 2011
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