Tomljanovic retires hurt in Stanford
Injury problems have hit Ajla Tomljanovic for the second straight week; she withdrew after the first set of her opening match in Stanford.
Ajla Tomljanovic has been forced to withdraw from the WTA Bank of the West Classic in Stanford due to a shoulder problem.
The former world No.47, currently ranked outside the top 200, lost the first set to sixth seed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-2 before pulling the pin after a medical time out.
It’s the second straight week injury has intervened; last week at an ITF event in Sacramento, Tomljanovic reached the final before withdrawing.
The Croatian-born Aussie underwent shoulder surgery in 2016 and made a return to the tour in late February.
She has enjoyed some success in the 11 tournaments she’s played since, building a 14-11 record, reaching the third round in Miami and the semifinals or better at three ITF events, and slashing her ranking from No.664 to No.228.