Photos from Sydney: Injuries plague Apia International on Sunday

Sunday marked the start of main-draw play at the 2017 Apia International Sydney and unfortunately, the first day of the tournament was plagued by injuries as the tournament lost several big names even before they stepped onto the court.

In the morning, freshly-crowned Brisbane champion Karolina Pliskova announced her withdrawal from the event, Elina Svitolina’s exit from the event followed, just hours before her match against Monica Puig. The two withdrawals were later joined by Sloane Stephens, who won’t be playing a match in Sydney either.

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova
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  • Zhang Shuai
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  • Yulia Putintseva
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Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, the Swiss Hopman Cup player, started her match against Yulia Putintseva only to suffer a painful toe nail problem halfway during her match, causing her to retire as well.

It wasn’t all bad news for the tournament on Sunday though, as one of the absolute crowd favorites Eugenie Bouchard moved into the second round by beating China’s Zhang Shuai in straight sets, following Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.

Monday will see some more big names start their Sydney campaigns, as Caroline Wozniacki, Dominika Cibulkova and Monica Puig are due to play their first matches during what will hopefully be a day free of injury niggles.

Keep checking back to Womens Tennis Blog for all the latest from Sydney, all week long.

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2 thoughts on “Photos from Sydney: Injuries plague Apia International on Sunday

  1. Johnnyb

    Even worse in Hobart. 6 drop outs so far including Cornet. Lucky losers all the way back to round 1 of qualifiers. 🙁

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