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Jil Teichmann (WTA 41) had to give up her first round game in Florida. The 23-year-old Swiss was ahead of Paula Badosa, who was 30 places lower in the world rankings, 6: 5, 0:40 in the first set when she retired.
The Swiss woman, who made it to the semi-finals in Dubai the week before last, apparently had to be treated on her thigh by the tournament physiotherapist. Shortly afterwards, the 23-year-old decided to give up the game.
Bencic against world number 89
Belinda Bencic meets Kazakh Sarina Dijas (WTA 89) after her bye at the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami. This prevailed in the first round against Venus Williams (WTA 79) with 6: 2, 7: 6 (12:10).
The last encounter between Bencic, seeded number 11 in Miami, and Dijas was over seven years ago. At that time, as a 16-year-old from Eastern Switzerland, she won the qualification in Pattaya in straight sets.
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