Lisicki pulls out of Brisbane International

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 12:57

Brisbane: Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany has pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane International due to a gastrointestinal illness.

The seventh seed was due to meet Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in the second round on Wednesday.

Voegele now progresses straight to the quarter-finals where she will play the winner of the match between second seed Victoria Azarenka and Australian wildcard Casey Dellacqua.

Meanwhile, Lisicki`s fellow countrywoman Angelique Kerber moved into the quarter-finals when her opponent, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, withdrew during their second round match with an injured left thigh.

Fifth seed Kerber was leading 6-2, 4-3 when Pavlyuchenkova, who appeared to injure her leg early in the second set, was forced to concede.

Kerber will take on fourth seed Jelena Jankovic in the quarter-finals.

AFP

First Published: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 14:48

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