Lisicki bows out in Auckland with back injury

Updated: 05 January 2012 12:56 IST

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki retired from her quarterfinal match in the ASB Bank Classic on Thursday because of a back injury, compromising her preparation for the Australian Open.

Lisicki bows out in Auckland with back injury
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Auckland:

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki retired from her quarterfinal match in the ASB Bank Classic on Thursday because of a back injury, compromising her preparation for the Australian Open.

Lisicki, ranked 15th, trailed unseeded German compatriot Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-3 when she withdrew. The 22-year-old player left the court after the first set to receive treatment.

Kerber will face fourth-seeded Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals. Pennetta beat Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-1.

Topics : Tennis Cricket
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