Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Former champion Caroline Wozniacki secured
a quarterfinal berth without lifting her racquet Thursday at the Family Circle
Cup tennis event.
The second-seeded former world No. 1 star was scheduled to meet Andrea
Petkovic on Day 4, but the oft-injured former top-10 German pulled out of the
draw due to a calf injury.
Wozniacki, a runner-up at Indian Wells a few weeks ago, titled on the green
clay here at Daniel Island Tennis Center in 2011 and was the runner-up back
An injury also led to the ousting of third-seeded Samantha Stosur, with the
Australian veteran retiring in the second set of her match with Canadian
Eugenie Bouchard due to a calf strain.
Stosur, the Family Circle titlist in 2010, was down 6-1, 2-0 to Bouchard when
Inclement weather forced four of Thursday's scheduled third-round matches to
be postponed until Friday, including ones involving American sister stars
Serena and Venus Williams.
The top-seeded Serena was slated to face countrymate Mallory Burdette, with
fifth-seeded Venus to take on No. 12 seed Varvara Lepchenko.
Sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova, who fell to Serena Williams in last year's final
here, also had her match with No. 11 seed Sorana Cirstea moved back, as did a
clash between Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Madison Keys.
Wozniacki will next meet Stefanie Voegele in the quarters after the Swiss
native outlasted 10th-seeded German Julia Goerges by a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 count.
Bouchard's victory sets up a showdown with 2007 Charleston champ Jelena
Jankovic after the ninth-seeded Serb disposed of American qualifier Jessica
Pegula 6-0, 6-4.
The winner of this $795,000 tournament will earn $125,000.
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