HOBART, Australia -- Australian Casey Dellacqua advanced to
the second round of the Hobart International on Sunday after her
opponent, No. 8 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues, retired because of a
lower back injury.
Dellacqua was ahead 5-4 in the first set when the 34th-ranked
Spanish player decided she could not continue.
"It was a disappointing way for the match to end, but it was
good to get out on court," said Dellacqua.
In other matches Sunday, Russia's Elena Vesnina beat Japan's
Akiko Morigami 6-4, 7-5 and Greece's Eleni Daniilidou defeated
Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-4.