Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, 26 June 2015 | tennis.com.au

Daria Gavrilova’s run at the AEGON International at Eastbourne has come to an end due to an abdominal strain.

The injury, which also forced her to retire in her second-round match at Roland Garros, saw her withdraw from her scheduled quarterfinal against American Sloane Stephens.

Stephens advances to a semifinal meeting with the resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska, who breezed past dangerous grasscourter Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2 6-2 on Thursday.

Earlier in the tournament, Gavrilova had lost in qualifying but took the ill Petra Kvitova’s place in the draw by way of a “lucky loser” entry.

She then cut a swathe through the draw, beating high-rated Italians Camila Giorgi and No.13 seed Sara Errani en route to the last eight.