Wozniak hurts shoulder, pulls out of Bell Challenge
Published Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:23PM EDT
Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player, has been shelved with a shoulder injury suffered while warming up for a match at the Bell Challenge in Quebec City Thursday.
The Blainville resident was set to battle the American Melanie Oudin, who is ranked 107 in the world, but had to concede due to her injury.
Wozniak, who is ranked 48th in the WTA rankings, will get a MRI exam on her shoulder Friday in an effort to determine the nature of her injury.
Meanwhile Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard lost to the Czech Lucie Hradecka, ranked 60th in the world. Bouchard battled hard in a tight match which involved two tie-breakers, ending up with a 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (4) final score.
It wasn’t all bad news for Quebec's women tennis players Thursday.
A doubles team comprised of Quebecer Marie-Ève Pelletier and her French partner Julie Coin got to the semi-finals of the tournament beating Americans Jessica Pegula et Maria Sanchez in three sets.
-With a file from The Canadian Press