Tennis
Pennetta withdraws, Pliskova progresses in Austria
TENNIS

Pennetta withdraws, Pliskova progresses in Austria

Top seed Flavia Pennetta withdrew from the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies as Karolina Pliskova defeated Mona Barthel on Monday.

Italian Pennetta was due to play America's Grace Min in the first round at the WTA International clay-court event in Austria, but pulled out shortly before her match due to an ankle injury.

Min will now face qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany on Tuesday instead.

Pennetta's withdrawal means the draw has opened up somewhat, and eighth seed Pliskova is one player who will look to take advantage following a 6-4 6-4 win over Barthel.

The Czech will now meet the winner of Ana Bogdan and Ajla Tomljanovic in round two.


Elsewhere, home favourite Stefanie Vogele defeated 2010 champion Julia Gorges 7-6 (7-0) 6-2.


Rounding off Monday's action, Lisa-Maria Moser won the battle of the Austrian wildcards against Yvonne Neuwirth, the 23-year-old securing a 6-2 6-4 triumph.

 

 

Share this article

Comments

Features

Latest stories

EPL

Klopp has no regrets over Sturridge snub

football

Birmingham City 2 Middlesbrough 2: Karanka's men left to rue Davis volley

EPL

Sterling can make the difference for City, insists Pellegrini

rugby

Connacht make play-offs despite Treviso loss

league

Hull end Catalans run, Wakefield snatch win in ill-tempered Widnes clash

football

Paris Saint-Germain 4 Rennes 0: Blanc's men equal Ligue 1 points record

Laremy Tunsil has curious allergic reaction ahead of Dolphins' press conference

Laremy Tunsil has curious allergic reaction ahead of press conference

Newest Panther Vernon Butler loves Air Jordans

Newest Panther Vernon Butler loves Air Jordans

tennis

Dimitrov outlasts Vesely in Istanbul

Myles Jack doesn't need knee surgery and is dunking to prove it

MoreLess

Comments

Back to Top