Caroline Wozniacki retires hurt in Italian Open first round, but Julia Goerges looking strong

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Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Italian Open after withdrawing with a leg injury.

The Dane pulled out after losing the first set of her match with Danielle Collins on a tiebreak.

It’s the second straight tournament Wozniacki has withdrawn with injury after a back complaint forced her out of Madrid.

Collins, 25, will now play two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday.

“Obviously, I feel for Caroline, what she’s going through with her injuries,” said Collins.

“It’s never fun to go out there and play against somebody that’s hurt, and dealing with that kind of pain.

“I was happy with the way I played, but it’s just not a fun situation.”

Aryna Sabalenka and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are also out after being eliminated by Alize Cornet and Maria Sakkari respectively.

Carla Suarez Navarro is going strongly though after a strong 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win against Dayana Yastremska.

Julia Goerges also impressed in her 6-3, 6-4 success over Dayana Yastremska.

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