Kirilenko withdraws from Korea Open with injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 19, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Dinara Safina of Russia plaus a forehand in her fourth round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during day seven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A back injury forced former champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia to withdraw from a first-round match of the Korea Open on Wednesday. The 14th-ranked Kirilenko said she hurt her back in practice and aggravated it in in the two games played against South Korean wild-card Lee So-ra. Kirilenko won her fifth and last WTA title here four years ago. Third-seeded Kaia Kanepi, returning from an Achilles injury, beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals in her first tournament since the French Open. Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands made her first appearance in the last eight since she won her first title in April in Fez, Morocco, overcoming Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2. First-round winners included No. 4 Nadia Petrova of Russia, Tamira Paszek of Austria, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bruce Arians: Coaching Cardinals ‘will be my last job’

Carmelo talks next Knicks coach, wants say in decision

Warriors GM: Not even Stephen Curry knows when he'll return

Report: Lakers want to make ‘big run’ at Paul George

Davante Adams could be cut by Packers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cody Kessler treating Browns' QB situation as if he's the starter

CJ McCollum says Warriors set ‘a lot of illegal screens’

Sam Bradford's agent: 'No real competition’ for Eagles’ QB job

Report: 23 teams have expressed interest in Tim Lincecum

Doc Rivers on the Clippers: ‘We’re close, and we know that’

Stephen Curry underwent plasma treatment on knee

Five reasons playoff hockey is better than playoff basketball

Russell Wilson wants SuperSonics back in Seattle

Derek Jeter: Red Sox fans 'have softened up' since winning it all

Ryan Reaves pummels Curtis McKenzie, blows Stars a kiss

Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: ‘It’s like holding up a mirror sometimes’

Byron Scott admits to giving ‘entitled’ D’Angelo Russell tough love

WATCH: Diego Simeone shoves team official on sideline

Report: Syracuse and UConn to renew rivalry with game at MSG

Mark Richt: Satellite camps are ‘illegal recruiting’

Someone built their very own Batmobile for the Gumball 3000 race

Lamarr Houston on Aaron Rodgers: ‘He’s a little too arrogant’

Florida State bans fans from wearing headdresses at all athletic events

Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Most exciting games of the 2016 NBA playoffs so far

Five bizarre moments in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

A Round-By-Round Look At the NFL Draft

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker