Heather Watson retires from match at match in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Heather Watson retired from her match within the first round of the Istanbul Tennis Championship on Tuesday within the WTA Tour’s return to European clay earlier than the French Launch.

Watson took a scientific timeout all the map via the match against Sara Sorribes Tormo and had her temperature taken and her blood stress measured.

The fifth-seeded British player laid on a towel on the side of the court prior to retiring from the match while trailing 3-2 within the first situation.

There was no rapid announcement concerning the reason on the encourage of the blueprint back. Watson has exited within the first round of all four of her tournaments for the reason that tennis season restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic, alongside side a first-round loss to Johanna Konta closing week on the U.S. Launch.

The Istanbul match was on the beginning scheduled for April.

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