Nicole Vaidisova withdraws from Rogers Cup; Navratilova advances

18-08-2006

Nicole Vaidisova has pulled out of her quarterfinal match against Australian Nicole Pratt in Montreal because of pain in her right shoulder. The rising 17 year-old Czech tennis star says that she decided to withdraw from the Rogers Cup and favor rehabilitation for her shoulder ahead of the US Open in New York. It is the second time this year that Ms. Vaidisova has been bothered by her right shoulder, but she expects to be in good shape for the US Open.

Meanwhile, Czech-born American tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, continues her successful run in women's doubles in Montreal. Navratilova and her Russian doubles partner, Nadia Petrova, secured a spot in the quarter-finals with a 7:6, 6:1 victory over Gisela Dulko and Corina Morariu late on Thursday.