Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova is out of the Grand Prix SAR
after retiring with a leg injury in the third set of her
second-round match against Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.
Former French and U.S. Open champion Kuznetsova breezed through
the first set 6-1, lost the second in a tiebreaker and trailed 3-2
in the third when she pulled out.
Sixth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa lost 7-5, 1-6,
6-3 to Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.
Third-seeded Petra Cetkovska defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-2,
and fifth-seeded Simona Halep stopped Alexandra Cadantu 6-2, 7-5.
Qualifier Garbine Muguruza Blanco advanced when Patricia
Mayr-Achleitner retired after losing the first set 6-4.