By Harriet Rendle on Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Category: Tennis News

Barty progresses over injured Dodin

Toronto, ON, Canada, 9 August 2017 |

Ash Barty has advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin retired hurt in the opening set.

The Australian world No.57 was leading 5-0 after just 22 minutes when her 20-year-old opponent pulled the pin.

Barty, who came through qualifying to reach the tournament, will now face 16th-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina in the second round.

Vesnina beat America’s Alison Riske 6-3 6-3.

Dodin, ranked 47th in the world, reached the semifinals of the Citi Open in Washington last week, losing to eventual winner Ekaterina Makarova.

Barty joins fellow Aussie Daria Gavrilova in the second round; Gavrilova next faces Barbora Strycova.

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