Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Last week's Olympic bronze medalist
Victoria Azarenka decided against resuming her second-round match Friday at
the $2.168 million Rogers Cup tennis event.
The world No. 1 Azarenka was tied with Austrian Tamira Paszek 3-3 in the first
set when their second-round match was suspended on Thursday night. On Friday,
the Australian Open champion from Belarus did not resume the match, citing a
left knee injury, sending Paszek into the third round on the hardcourts at
Meanwhile, last year's Rogers Cup runner-up Sam Stosur suffered a third-round
loss at the hands of 16th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-5).
The fourth-seeded Aussie Stosur lost to American great Serena Williams in last
year's finale in Toronto, as this event shifts between Toronto and Montreal
Fifth-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic
reached the quarterfinals in Montreal with a 6-1, 6-1 pasting of ninth-seeded
Marion Bartoli of France.
In other second-round action Friday, sixth-seeded German Angelique Kerber
handled Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3 and 2010 Rogers Cup champion
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, seeded seventh this week, stepped over
Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-1.
The 2012 Rogers Cup champ will pocket $385,000.
The Sports Network