Safina out of Doha
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:53
The 23-year-old Russian was serving at 1-1 in the opening set with Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic when she had to retire.
Safina’s place at the Australian Open could now be in doubt due to the injury.
In the opening match, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniaki defeated Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-4 7-5.
The contest lasted two minutes short of three hours as Wozniaki won her first match of the tournament, inflicting Azarenka’s first loss after her defeat of Jankovic.