Tennis-Jeering from home French crowd hurt more than injury pain, says Cornet

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 28, 2022 France's Alize Cornet retires from her third round match against China's Qinwen Zheng REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS (Reuters) - Alize Cornet said she was more hurt by the jeering from her home crowd than the pain from the injury that forced her to retire from her French Open third-round match against Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen on Saturday while trailing 6-0 3-0.

With both her thigh muscles heavily bandaged, the 32-year-old Cornet was barely able to move around on court and later said that she had torn an abductor muscle during her win over Jelena Ostapenko in the previous round.

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