Injury ends Stosur’s campaign

Charleston (US), April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australian tennis player Sam Stosur retired with a calf injury from her third-round match at a WTA tour event here in South Carolina.

The third seed was Thursday trailing Canadian qualifier Eugenie Bouchard by a set and was 0-2 down in the second when she felt she couldn’t go on.

“I was really excited to get out there and I felt like I played really well – it’s unfortunate that she had to retire,” Bouchard said on the WTA website.

In the quarterfinal, the 19-year-old will face ninth seed Jelena Jankovic, who breezed past local youngster Jessica Pegula.

Elsewhere, Swiss World No.63 Stefanie Voegele snatched a comeback 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over 10th seed Julia Goerges to book a quarterfinal encounter with Caroline Wozniacki. The second seed Dane didn’t have to uncover her racket Thursday as her third-round opponent Andrea Petkovic withdrew with a calf injury.

The Charleston tournament, known for sponsorship reasons as the Family Circle Cup, is the first WTA clay event of the season and has a prize fund of $750,000.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.