Tennis: Garcia pulls out of Tianjin Open with injury

Published 09/10/2017 in Sports

Tennis: Garcia pulls out of Tianjin Open with injury
Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles Finals – Beijing, China – October 8, 2017 – Caroline Garcia of France in action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers announced on Monday.

(Reuters) – Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers announced on Monday.

Garcia, who has been nursing a right thigh problem, beat Romanian Simona Halep in Sunday&rsquo-s China Open final in Beijing to move into the eighth and final place in the WTA Finals standings ahead of Briton Johanna Konta.

It was not immediately clear if Garcia&rsquo-s withdrawal was due to the injury she had been carrying in Beijing.

&ldquo-Unfortunately @CaroGarcia has had to withdraw from the #tianjinopen due to injury,&rdquo- organizers said on Twitter.

Garcia&rsquo-s China Open triumph gave her a second consecutive title after winning the Wuhan Open crown last month and the 23-year-old is now primed for a first singles appearance at the season-ending tournament in Singapore starting on Oct 22.

As a result of the her withdrawal from Tianjin, wild card Maria Sharapova will take on Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round.

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