Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was forced to leave her Polsat Warsaw Open quarterfinal against Zheng Jie because of the right ankle injury sustained in Charleston in April which has been bothering her ever since. The world No.3 Wozniacki lost the first set 6-3 and then retired, increasing Zheng’s record in their career meetings to 3-1.
Even though Wozniacki said a little more than a week ago that she expected to be ready for the French Open, the injury is still causing her pain and her French Open appearance is very uncertain (the tournament starts in three days).
Here’s the Dane’s statement after the loss to the 26th-ranked Zheng.
“I felt some pain from the beginning of the match today. I spoke to the physio and she said it would only get worse. I’m really sad. I wanted to win this match. I wanted to win the whole tournament. But health is the most important thing, and I didn’t want to risk having a worse injury.” (source: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, photo: Stephane Martinache)