Posted February 06, 2012 on AP on Fox

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 04: Sabine Lisicki of Germany smiles as she runs away from a bee during her match against Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan in the LA Women's Tennis Championships on August 4, 2009 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Kaia Kanepi of Estonia withdrew Monday from the Open GDF Suez. Lisicki is suffering from a viral illness while Kanepi is still recovering from a right shoulder injury. Kanepi won the Brisbane International last month before losing in the second round of the Australian Open. Lisicki was seeded fifth at the Parisian tournament and lost her singles matches last weekend in Germany's 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup. As a result of those withdrawals, Alberta Brianti of Italy and Varvara Lepchenko of the United States were promoted to the main draw as lucky losers.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

Josh McCown, Craig Robertson defend Joe Haden

Jimmy Butler cannot believe teams game-plan for him

James Harden: I know I was the MVP, that’s 100 percent given


Five questions about the 2015 American League Wild Card game

Kevin Love expected to be cleared for Cavs’ opening night

Dan Jennings will not return as Marlins manager

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Roethlisberger refutes reports he could return in Week 7

Matt Harvey missed mandatory workout, was stuck in traffic

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.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

CC Sabathia and the humanity of athletes

Chip Kelly on Eagles start: Hit two kicks, and we're 3-1

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker