Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Bartoli out of Guangzhou with gastrointestinal illness
Marion Bartoli, the top seed at the 2012 GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women's Open was forced to retire against Chang Kai-Chen in the first round because a gastrointestinal illness.
Chang, who was up 4-3 against Bartoli when the match ended, now faces Hsieh Su-Wei, who defeated Nina Bratchikova 75 63.
Zheng Jie was leading Chan Yung-Jan 5-3 when the world number 96th suffered from dizziness and retired.
The second seed will play Laura Robson in the second round.
Sorana Cirstea overcame Hu Yue-Yue 62 75 while Urszula Radwanska beat Melinda Czink, 76(1) 62 to advance.
Peng Shuai, Alizé Cornet, Olga Govortsova and Mathilde Johansson were also winners today.