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Injury to No. 8 seed Garrigues allows wild card entrant to advance at Hobart

Updated: January 6, 2008, 9:57 AM ET
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.

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 ...

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