Maria Kirilenko out with injury
SEOUL, South Korea -- A back injury forced former champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia to withdraw from a first-round match of the Korea Open on Wednesday.
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The 14th-ranked Kirilenko said she hurt her back in practice and aggravated it in in the two games played against South Korean wild-card Lee So-ra.
Kirilenko won her fifth and last WTA title here four years ago.
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