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Ash Barty injured ahead of French Open defence: ‘Pain was too severe’ – NEWS.com.au

Ash Barty injured ahead of French Open defence: ‘Pain was too severe’

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World number one Ashleigh Barty retired injured in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday, just two weeks before Roland Garros.Top seed Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, was leading 6-4, 2-1 when she pulled up to receive treatment during her match against American Coco Gauff.
The Australian suffered a right arm injury, the WTA said.
“The pain was becoming too severe,” said Barty. “It was really important that I listen to my body knowing we have a Grand Slam in two weeks’ time.”
Barty added:…

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