Quebec City, QC (Sports Network) - Aleksandra Wozniak suffered a shoulder
injury while warming up for her match against Melanie Oudin and was forced to
retire on Thursday at the Bell Challenge tennis event.
The fourth-seeded Canadian was getting set to face off against Oudin, but
suffered the injury in her warm-up session and could not play the match,
allowing the American to advance to the quarterfinals.
In other action on Thursday, Georgia's Anna Tatishvili upended seventh-seeded
Croat Petra Martic 6-2, 6-3, while eighth-seeded Czech Lucie Hradecka
outlasted Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) on the indoor
carpet at PEPS Laval University.
Belgian Kirsten Flipkens landed in the round of eight with a 6-7 (2-7), 6-2,
6-4 victory over Croat Mirjana Lucic. Flipkens ousted top seed Dominika
Cibulkova on Wednesday night.
Flipkens will battle Tatishvili on Friday, while Hradecka will meet American
Lauren Davis and Oudin will face off against France's Kristina Mladenovic in
The Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova defeated New Zealand's Marina
Erakovic in last year's Quebec City finale.
The winner of this $220,000 tournament will collect $37,000.
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