Adelaide International: Former Australian Open-winner Angelique Kerber retires from match with lower back injury

Kerber, who won the Australian Open in 2016 and also has Wimbledon and US Open titles, had on-court medical help for the injury and then retired

The Associated Press January 15, 2020 15:04:37 IST
Adelaide International: Former Australian Open-winner Angelique Kerber retires from match with lower back injury
  • Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber sustained a lower back injury and retired from her Adelaide International match on Wednesday

  • The former world No 1 trailed 6-2, 2-0 in her match against Dayana Yastremska when she stopped playing

  • Kerber lost in the first round to Sam Stosur last week at the Brisbane International

Adelaide: Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber sustained a lower back injury and retired from her Adelaide International match on Wednesday.

Adelaide International Former Australian Openwinner Angelique Kerber retires from match with lower back injury

File image of Angelique Kerber. Reuters

The former world No 1 trailed 6-2, 2-0 in her match against Dayana Yastremska when she stopped playing. Kerber, who won the Australian Open in 2016 and also has Wimbledon and US Open titles, had on-court medical help for the injury and then retired.

Kerber lost in the first round to Sam Stosur last week at the Brisbane International.

In other second-round women's matches in Adelaide, Donna Vekic beat Maria Sakkari 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 and American Danielle Collins upset her seventh-seeded compatriot Sofia Kenin 6-3 6-1, to secure a quarter-final spot.

 

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