World number one Ashleigh Barty has retired due to an injury from her second-round match against Magda Linnet at the French Open.
The 2019 champion had tied her left thigh and struggled with her mobility, losing the first set 6-1.
Barty, 25, left the field for a medical period before retiring 2-2 in the second set.
The 45th-ranked Linnett, who has never beaten the top 10 players, will face Tunisia’s 26th-ranked Anas Jabeur.
next Naomi Osaka withdraws on MondayBelarusian third seed Arina Sabalenka is the highest-ranked player in the women’s lottery.
Also on Thursday, the Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina She enjoyed a much clearer win as she beat American Anne Lee 6-0, 6-4.
American fourth-ranked Sophia Kenin He fought a tougher fight in the first set against compatriot Haile Baptiste but managed to win 7-5, 6-3.
Barty managed to get through the first round on Tuesday despite needing prolonged treatment on her left thigh during the match.
After this win, the Australian admitted she was “not quite 100%” and on Thursday came to court Philippe Chatrier with bandages on her left thigh.
Curbing her movement, likely to avoid pain, Barty was broken to go down 3-1 and Lynette took her chance to strike.
The 29-year-old broke again and continued to claim the first set before Barty called the coach on the field and eventually came in for treatment.
After a long break, the 25-year-old looked sharper and kept her serve twice, but must have been struggling as she eventually turned to the referee to finish the match.