The Czech has played just one match since winning the Miami title. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday May 6, 2023

Petra Kvitova will miss this year’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome due to a foot injury. The Czech, a recent title winner at Miami, announced the news on social media on Saturday.

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“Unfortunately my right foot is still causing me pain so, after consulting my team, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from Rome,” she wrote on Twitter. “I will miss the beautiful site, the Italian fans and wish the tournament a great week. I’ll work hard to be ready for the French Open.”

33-year-old Kvitova won nine of ten matches across Indian Wells and Miami, and claimed the title in Miami by defeating Elena Rubakina in a dramatic final, 7-6(14), 6-2. The 10th-ranked Czech is 17-6 on the season, overall, but lost her only match on clay in Madrid, dropping a 7-6(9), 6-1 decision to Jule Niemeier in the second round (after a bye).