Indian Wells: Azarenka, Stosur pull out due to injuries

Both Victoria Azarenka - tendinitis and Samantha Stosur - calf injury were forced to end their campaigns early.

updated: March 15, 2013 08:24 IST
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Indian Wells, California: The women's quarter-finals at Indian Wells ended with a whimper on Thursday as defending champion Victoria Azarenka and seventh seed Sam Stosur both pulled out with injuries.

Azarenka's bid to become the first woman since Martina Navratilova in 1990-91 to retain her title in the California desert crashed to a halt as the world No. 2 from Belarus withdrew before her clash with Caroline Wozniacki with tendinitis and inflammation in her right foot and ankle.

Stosur, a former US Open champion, pulled out with a right calf injury, granting fourth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany a walkover.

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