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Injured Medina Garrigues Withdraws From New Haven

PTI 26 Aug 2011, 10:49:34 IST

New Haven, Connecticut, Aug 26 : Anabel Medina Garrigues withdrew from the New Haven Open on Thursday, a day after injuring her right knee during a win over Elena Vesnina of Russia.

Medina Garrigues, who was looking for her third tournament title this season, fell to the ground and grabbed her knee after failing to convert a third match point in the second set of her 6-2, 7-6 (5) win.

After a brief medical delay, she continued with the match, winning in a tiebreaker.

She said the decision to withdraw was precautionary and she expects to play in next week's U.S. Open.

Her withdrawal moves third-seeded Francesca Schiavone into Friday's semifinals, where she will play either top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki or 19-year-old American Christina McHale, who were to play later Thursday. AP