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Eugenie Bouchard reaches quarters after Sam Stosur withdraws

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Apr 05, 2013 at 02:00pm IST

Charleston: Australian tennis player Sam Stosur retired with a calf injury from her third-round match at a WTA tour event here in South Carolina. The third seed on Thursday was trailing Canadian qualifier Eugenie Bouchard by a set and was 0-2 down in the second when she felt she couldn't go on.

"I was really excited to get out there and I felt like I played really well - it's unfortunate that she had to retire," Bouchard said on the WTA website. In the quarter-final, the 19-year-old will face ninth seed Jelena Jankovic, who breezed past local youngster Jessica Pegula.

Elsewhere, Swiss World No. 63 Stefanie Voegele snatched a comeback 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over 10th seed Julia Goerges to book a quarter-final encounter with Caroline Wozniacki. The second seed Dane didn't have to uncover her racket on Thursday as her third-round opponent Andrea Petkovic withdrew with a calf injury.

Eugenie Bouchard reaches quarters after Sam Stosur withdraws

In the quarter-final at Charleston, Bouchard will face ninth seed Jelena Jankovic, who breezed past local youngster Jessica Pegula.

The Charleston tournament, known for sponsorship reasons as the Family Circle Cup, is the first WTA clay event of the season and has a prize fund of $750,000.

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