French Open: Petra Kvitova forced to withdraw after arm injury

first_imgPetra Kvitova withdrew from the French Open before her first round match on Monday due to an injury to her forearm but the Czech is hopeful she will be able to compete at Wimbledon.I’m so disappointed to have to announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros, the sixth seed said on Twitter before her match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.I’ve had pain in my left forearm for a few weeks and last night an MRI confirmed a grade two tear which could unfortunately could get a lot worse if I play today, added the left hander.They said for now two to three weeks off, which means no tennis, of course, because it’s my left forearm. I’m gonna do some fitness and everything what I can do and to kind of prepare my body for the tennis on the grass then.Of course that I’m staying positive for the grass season.Wimbledon runs from July 1-14.The Czech player has been replaced in the draw by lucky loser Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.Kvitova, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2012, made a strong start to the clay court season by winning the title in Stuttgart and reaching the quarter-finals in Madrid.Always positive, @Petra_Kvitova #RG19 pic.twitter.com/v5Y7RhmApP Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 27, 2019A left calf injury in the third round at Rome affected her momentum heading into Roland Garros, the venue of her return to tennis in 2017 following a knife attack.Also Read | French Open: Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber knocked out as Muguruza, Stephens advanceAlso Watch:advertisementlast_img read more

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Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With Android Wear

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals March 18, 2014 Register Now » 2 min readcenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The rumors about Google creating a smartwatch of its own might be true. The tech giant today announced Android Wear, a platform for its wearable devices. In other words, it won’t be long before Google’s Android OS will be connecting users beyond just smartphones, tablets and Google Glass. Google’s first focus with Android Wear will be on smartwatches. In a video from Google, people are seen speaking to their smartwatches much like others do now with Google Glass. “Just say ‘OK Google’ to ask questions, like how many calories are in an avocado, what time your flight leaves, and the score of the game,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, wrote in a post. “Or say ‘OK Google’ to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.”Related: Here Comes Another Smartwatch. This One’s From Google.Apparently, you’ll also be able to say “OK Google” to access and connect to other devices like your phone or your TV. Perhaps more details will emerge during Google’s I/O developer’s conference in June. In the meantime, check out the video:last_img read more

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