Caro­line forced out by in­jury

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Former World No 1 Caro­line Woz­ni­acki’s prepa­ra­tion for the French Open suf­fered a huge blow af­ter she re­tired in­jured from her open­ing-round match against Amer­i­can Shelby Rogers at Stras­bourg In­ter­na­tional on Mon­day.

Top-seed Caro­line, who started the match with a 4-3 win-loss record on clay this year, failed to see off the first set as Shelby saved three set points to win 7-6.

The Dane was trail­ing 0-1 in the sec­ond set when she called for a med­i­cal time­out, and later served a pair of dou­ble faults be­fore de­cid­ing to with­draw.

WorldNo 55 Shelby, who reached the quar­ter-fi­nals at Roland Gar­ros last year, will face China’s Wang Qiang in the round of 16.

Wang Qiang de­feated Risa Ozaki of Ja­pan 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in her open­ing round match on Sun­day. Reuters

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