PARIS — Ashleigh Barty, the world’s No. 1-ranked female tennis player, is out of the French Open after retiring on Thursday with a left hip injury during her second-round match with Magda Linette.
Barty, who won the French Open in 2019, lost the opening set by 6-1 to Linette, an unseeded 29-year-old from Poland. Barty then left the court for medical treatment as Linette stayed in her chair, reading the tactical notes she had brought to the Philippe Chatrier Court.
Barty returned for the second set, but at 2-2, she walked toward her chair, put down her racket and walked to the net to shake hands with Linette, putting an end to the match.
Barty, a 25-year-old Australian, received treatment on her hip during a tough first-round victory over Bernarda Pera on Tuesday.
“It’s going to be a little bit tough this week,” Barty said after that match. “I think over the weekend we had a bit of a flare-up through my left hip.”