Thigh injury forces Garbin out of Budapest GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Top-seeded Tathiana Garbin withdrew Wednesday from the Budapest Grand Prix because of a left thigh injury.

The 23rd-ranked Italian was hurt when she beat Nuria Llagostera Vives 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-delayed first-round match. The first two sets were played Tuesday.

In other first-round results, fifth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou of Greece defeated Greta Arn of Germany 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and Gisela Dulko of Argentina beat Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2. Agnes Szavay of Hungary upset seventh-seeded Elena Likhovtseva of
Russia 6-4, 6-1.

In the second round, Anne Kremer of Luxembourg defeated Alberta Brianti of Italy 6-4, 6-1 and Karin Knapp of Italy rallied to beat Karolina Sprem of Croatia 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.