Barty into next round

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ASH­LEIGH Barty has ad­vanced to the sec­ond round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto af­ter Oceane Dodin of France re­tired hurt in the open­ing set.

The Aus­tralian world No. 57 was lead­ing 5- 0 af­ter just 22 min­utes when her 20- year- old op­po­nent pulled the pin.

Barty, who came through qual­i­fy­ing to reach the tour­na­ment, will now face 16th- seeded Rus­sian Elena Ves­nina in the sec­ond round.

Ves­nina beat Amer­ica’s Al­i­son Riske 6- 3, 6- 3. Dodin, ranked 47th in the world, reached the semi- fi­nals of the Citi Open in Washington last week, los­ing to even­tual win­ner Eka­te­rina Makarova.

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