Bartoli withdraws; Na walks into quarterfinals

Last updated 00:47 20/06/2013

Relevant offers

Tennis

Kei Nishikori begins Barcelona Open title defence with straight sets victory Rafael Nadal says he's used to threat posed by Monte Carlo winner Novak Djokovic Andy Murray pleased with choice of Queen's as Davis Cup venue Serena Williams 'not ready' for claycourt season after struggles against Sara Errani Novak Djokovic tops Rafa Nadal, to face Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo final Russians, Czechs on track to meet in Fed Cup decider Martina Hingis falls as Switzerland-Poland Fed Cup tie level Swiss Miss Martina Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Federation Cup Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal move into Monte Carlo semifinals Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event

Marion Bartoli of France has withdrawn from the Eastbourne tournament with a viral infection, giving No 2-seeded Li Na of China a walkover into the quarterfinals.

Bartoli, the 2011 champion, reached the second round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Flavia Pennetta of Italy on Monday.

"I'm really disappointed to have to withdraw from Eastbourne because it is so nice here and I have always done well at this tournament," Bartoli said. "I have a virus at the moment and a fever so I am really feeling terrible. After a few days of rest hopefully I will be back on the court to get ready for Wimbledon."

Later, 2012 runner-up Angelique Kerber of Germany plays 2010 champion Elena Makarova of Russia and Czech Petra Kvitova faces Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium..

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content