Monday, February 6, 2012
Sabine Lisicki, Kaia Kanepi out at Paris
PARIS -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Kaia Kanepi of Estonia withdrew Monday from the Open GDF Suez.
Lisicki has a viral illness and Kanepi is recovering from a right shoulder injury.
Kanepi won the Brisbane International last month before losing in the second round of the Australian Open.
Lisicki was seeded fifth at the Parisian tournament. She lost her singles matches last weekend in Germany's 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup.
As a result of the two withdrawals, Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. and Alberta Brianti of Italy gain spots in the main draw as lucky losers.