Petkovic looking to play French Open despite leg injury

by: Kamakshi Tandon | May 19, 2015

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The defending French Open semifinalist retired in Nuremberg. (AP)

Despite retiring from her opening match at Nurnberg with a leg injury, Andrea Petkovic is looking to be fit for the French Open.
Petkovic retired down 5-0 in the first set against Yulia Putinseva. She guessed it was a pulled muscle, but will undergo a medical examination. She is a defending semifinalist at the French Open.

The No. 10-ranked German said the injury happened in the first few games. “I ran for a drop shot, it stretched inside my thigh,” she said. “I just couldn't move normally any more.”

Petkovic was the top seed at the tournament.

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