WTA HOBART - Sachia Vickery retires in order to play Australian Open qualies!



by LUIGI GATTO

WTA HOBART - Sachia Vickery retires in order to play Australian Open qualies!

Andrea Petkovic is already out of the WTA event of Hobart. The German player lost to Veronica Cepede Royg by 6/3 0/6 6/4. In the next round Royg will face Jana Fett, who beat Lizette Carbera 6/1 6/3. Also Monica Niculescu went through: the third seed beat Kirsten Flipkens 6/3 6/2 and will play on Thursday against Johanna Larsson or Lesia Tsurenko.

Finally, Elisa Mertens took advantage of Sachia Vickery's retirement after just one game. The scenario was ridiculous: both wanted to retire in order to play Australian Open qualies, they both called trainers at the changeover and Vickery decided to retire first.

WTA Hobart, second round matches results:
Jana Fett (Croatia) beat Lizette Cabrera (Australia) 6-1 6-3
3-Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-2
Elise Mertens (Belgium) beat Sachia Vickery (U.S.) 0-1 (Vickery retired)
Veronica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) beat Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-3 0-6 6-4 ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'It's not easy to be successful and stay humble'

Sachia Vickery Australian Open Jana Fett