Iga Swiatek gained her first match since clinching the US Open title on Wednesday as Ajla Tomljanovic retired injured from their second-round tie in Ostrava.
The world primary was main 7-5, 2-2 in a decent encounter when the Australian stop, shortly after clutching her knee in ache.
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“It was an important match and it is unlucky that one thing occurred — I hope she’s going to recuperate shortly,” stated Swiatek.
The Pole gained her third Grand Slam title, and second of the yr, at Flushing Meadows final month with a straight-sets victory over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur within the ultimate.
“I’ve had a three-week break from taking part in matches, and after such an intense time it looks like lots,” she stated.
“I felt like I have to get again to the rhythm, and it wasn’t simple.”
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Swiatek edged an in depth first set with a break within the twelfth recreation.
Tomljanovic, who reached each the Wimbledon and US Open quarter-finals this season, got here again from a break down early within the second set earlier than retiring.
Swiatek will face both American Caty McNally or Czech dwelling hope Karolina Muchova within the quarter-finals.
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