Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup
WebPosted Wed, 17 Aug 2005 16:31:43 EDT CBC Sports
American Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto on Wednesday with a left knee injury. Williams, the No. 5 seed, defeated Stephanie Cohen-Aloro of France in the second round on Tuesday.
In other action on Wednesday, Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium made short work of Argentine qualifier Mariana Diaz-Oliva with a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Henin-Hardenne, the fourth seed in the tournament and the winner two years ago, played with a bandage on her right hamstring, but it did not prevent her from winning her first match of the WTA tournament.
Also on Wednesday, Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the third round.
And Spain's Conchita Martinez defeated No. 15 seed Dinara Safina of Russia 7-5, 6-2.
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