Former Wimbledon champ Martinez quits match
LINZ, Austria -- Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez quit her second-round match against sixth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia at the Generali Ladies Open on Thursday because of an arm injury.
"It hurt too much," said Martinez, who lost 2-6, 6-0, 3-1. "There was no way I could play on."
In other second-round matches, third-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-3, 6-3, and Ai Sugiyama of Japan beat Gisela Dulko of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Martinez, a 33-year-old Spaniard and 1994 Wimbledon winner, won the first set with a good serve-and-volley game. Hantuchova then began attacking Martinez's serves and evened the match. In the third set, a weakened Martinez stopped after dropping serve.
"It is pretty unlucky she could not continue," Hantuchova said. "Winning like this is no fun."
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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