Marion Bartoli could miss Wimbledon as she had to withdraw from her semifinal against fellow Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano at the AEGON International.
“If it is a strain then there is not much chance I can play next week,” said the 2007 Wimbledon finalist Bartoli, who has been seeded 12th for this year’s Wimbledon.
“The doctors can’t yet say what the diagnosis is because it is too soon. I need to wait until tomorrow and see,” added the world No.12 Bartoli.
Bartoli had lost the first set 6-4, before asking for the trainer to be summoned and having her thigh treated and strapped out. However, she withdrew after losing the first game of the second set.
Bartoli refused to shake hands with Razzano before leaving the Centre Court, and later left the press conference in tears.
Razzano will play sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the Saturday’s final of the Wimbledon warm-up event. Wozniacki had beaten Aleksandra Wozniak 3-6 6-4 6-4 in the semifinal. (source: Reuters, photo courtesy of Women Who Serve)