Paula Badosa, number four in the world, has been forced to withdraw this Saturday in her match against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova due to discomfort in her right knee and has ended her participation in Roland Garros. The Spanish has said goodbye to Paris after losing the first set and trailing in the second, 6-3 and 2-1, after 1 hour and 8 minutes of play.
After Badosa's withdrawal and the defeat of the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (number 7) against the Italian Camila Giorgi, the Polish Iga Swiatek (number one in the world) is the only survivor of the Top 10 of the world women's ranking at Roland Garros.
Badoda, 24, reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in the last edition and was confident that he could also reach the second week of the clay court Grand Slam.
With his withdrawal, Spanish tennis is left without female representation at Roland Garros.