Azarenka out of Andalucia Open with injury
MARBELLA: Top seed Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Andalucia Open at the quarter-final stage with a thigh muscle injury on Friday.
The Belarussian was 4-0 up in the first set against Spain''s Maria Jose Martinez when she pulled up in pain. She had treatment courtside but was unable to continue.
Fifth seed Martinez progressed to Saturday''s semi-finals where she will meet another Spaniard Carla Suarez, who beat Germany''s Tatjana Malek 4-6 6-1 6-2.
Italian second seed Flavia Pennetta saw off Romania''s Simona Halep 6-4 7-6 and will next face compatriot Sara Errani, who beat Beatriz Garcia 6-7 6-4 6-3.