Posted January 13, 2014 on AP on Fox
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Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a strained left hamstring. The No. 21-seeded Kohlschreiber withdrew Tuesday morning before his scheduled first-round match against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene. He was replaced in the draw by Frenchman Stephane Robert, a lucky loser from qualifying. On the women's side, Polona Hercog of Slovenia also retired after losing the first game of her match against 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France. A reason for her withdrawal was not immediately given. Three players retired during men's matches on Monday, including No. 12-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany.
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