Barbora Krejcikova and Marie Bouzkova test positive for Covid-19, withdraw from French Open

Barbora Krejcikova’s French Open campaign came to an end after the reigning singles and doubles champion said she needed to withdraw from the Grand Slam following a positive test for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Krejcikova, who came back to action at Roland Garros from an elbow injury that had sidelined her since February, was knocked out in the first round of the singles in which she was the second seed, losing to Frenchwoman Diane Parry in three sets.

Czech Krejcikova had been due to start her doubles campaign alongside compatriot Katerina Siniakova.

“Last night I started to feel bad and this morning I woke up with fever. I decided to get tested for Covid and it came back positive,” Krejcikova wrote on Instagram.

“I am extremely sad I won’t be able to defend my title in doubles here, but on the positive side I am glad I am injury free and can’t wait to get healthy and back to training.”

One more Czech player, Marie Bouzkova, was additionally forced to withdraw from Roland Garros in the wake of testing positive for the virus.

Bouzkova had been due to face Elise Mertensin in the second round and she didn’t play her first-round doubles match either.

“Unfortunately, I tested positive for Covid today for the first time, so I am withdrawing from both singles and doubles here in Paris,” she wrote on social media.