Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin reached the third spherical of the Abu Dhabi Open on Friday after her opponent Kirsten Flipkens injured her ankle and needed to retire. Flipkens received the primary set 7-5 and was 5-4 down within the second when she jumped to play a shot and landed closely on her left ankle, which twisted beneath her.
Flipkens broke Kenin’s serve 5 occasions within the first set, together with breaking the American to like in consecutive service video games to take the primary set after Kenin had served for the set with a 5-4 lead.
Kenin performs both Thirteenth-seeded Yulia Putintseva or Barbora Krejcikova within the third spherical.
Also, the Fifteenth-seeded Ons Jabeur received 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in opposition to Kateryna Bondarenko of their second-round match. Jabeur, an Australian Open quarterfinalist final 12 months, will play both fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka or Ajla Tomljanovic within the third spherical.