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Suffering Safarova pulls out of Prague

Lucie Safarova (Getty Images)
Lucie Safarova (Getty Images)

Prague - Defending champion Lucie Safarova pulled out of the WTA Tour's Prague tournament on Wednesday after the world No 28 fell sick.

The 30-year-old Czech fifth seed had been suffering from a heavy cold that got worse after her 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win on Tuesday over the Slovak Kristina Kucova.

The 2015 French Open finalist Safarova had been scheduled to play compatriot Kristyna Pliskova in the second round.

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