Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina pulled out of the French Open forward of her third-round match due to sickness.
The fourth seed was one of many favourites for the title having loved a superb season and gained the Italian Open in Rome final month.
She gained each her first two matches comfortably in opposition to youngsters Brenda Fruhvirtova and Linda Noskova however withdrew minutes earlier than she was attributable to take to Philippe Chatrier to face Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Rybakina stated: “I was not feeling good already yesterday and the day before, so I didn’t sleep two nights and had some fever. Today I really tried in the warm-up but I feel that the right decision is to withdraw, because it’s really tough to play with these conditions.
“I saw the doctor and they said that actually it’s all a virus here in Paris. I guess with my allergy, immune system just went down and I picked up something. It’s difficult to perform and obviously to run and even breathe. So I think that was the only right decision I could make.
“Today I just wanted to give 100 per cent and obviously I’m far from being 100 per cent. It was unlucky for me. I just try to recover and do my best to be prepared for the grass season already.”
The timing is vastly unlucky for the 23-year-old, who has established herself on the high of the tree in ladies’s tennis alongside Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek and was seeded to satisfy the Pole within the semi-finals.
“Of course I’m really upset not to be able to play but I guess that’s life,” added the Kazakhstan participant. “There is a lot of ups and downs.”
Rybakina is because of play her first grass-court event in Berlin starting on June 19 earlier than heading to Eastbourne as she builds as much as the defence of her Wimbledon title.