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Sunday, January 6, 2008
Injury to No. 8 seed Garrigues allows wild card entrant to advance at Hobart

Associated Press

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.

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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.