Jankovic drops out of Volvo Car Open

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DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Former Family Circle Cup champion Jelena Jankovic, who was the 9th seed in this year's renamed Volvo Car Open, had to withdraw on Sunday due to a right shoulder injury.

"I'm very disappointed that I had to withdraw from this event." Jankovic said in a statement. "It is one of my favorite events on the tour. I really tried my best to recover and be ready to play, but unfortunately I still need more time to do the rehabilitation. I look forward to hopefully coming next year and being healthy. Hopefully in a week, I can start hitting balls.  It's still too fresh and too risky at the moment to be playing at a high level.  And if I'm going to go on court, I'm going to play 100% and I want to show my best.  Under this condition, I can not do that so I'm really disappointed. I'm sad that I won't be able to play in front of so many fans that I have here."

Since she withdrew prior to a schedule being released, her position in the draw is taken by the 13th seed, Irina-Camelia Begu. The next player to be seeded, Eugenie Bouchard, will take the vacated 13th seed position and a qualifier or lucky loser takes the position created by this move.

Petra Cetkovska has also withdrawn with a right thigh injury, but as she is not seeded her position will be filled by a qualifier or lucky loser.

RESULTS - APRIL 03, 2016

Qualifying Singles - Second Round
Qualifying - [1] E. Vesnina (RUS) d S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 64 64
Qualifying - [2] N. Osaka (JPN) d [9] J. Cepelova (SVK) 64 76(7)
Qualifying - C. Burger (NED) d [3] S. Crawford (USA) walkover
Qualifying - [7] C. Buyukakcay (TUR) d [16] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) 75 61
Qualifying - [8] A. Krunic (SRB) d J. Jaksic (SRB) 60 62
Qualifying - L. Kerkhove (NED) d [10] P. Tig (ROU) 16 63 64
Qualifying - [11] S. Karatantcheva (BUL) d [WC] R. Kingsley (USA) 60 75
Qualifying - [12] K. Kucova (SVK) d M. Larcher de Brito (POR) 61 75

VOLVO CAR STADIUM start 10:00 am

L. Domínguez Lino (ESP) vs C. Mchale (USA)
I. Begu (ROU) vs C. Garcia (FRA)
[15] S. Lisicki (GER) vs I. Falconi (USA)
[WC] S. Rogers (USA) vs L. Arruabarrena (ESP)

T. Maria (GER) vs [11] K. Mladenovic (FRA)
[12] D. Gavrilova (AUS) vs Z. Diyas (KAZ)
[WC] F. Altick (USA) vs A. Riske (USA)
L. Siegemund (GER) vs [LL] P. Tig (ROU)

COURT 3 start 10:00 am
K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs [16] M. Doi (JPN)
A. Sevastova (LAT) vs [LL] J. Cepelova (SVK)
[Q] S. Karatantcheva (BUL) vs A. Konjuh (CRO)
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs S. Peng (CHN)
[Q] E. Vesnina (RUS) vs [Q] C. Burger (NED)
D. Kovinic (MNE) vs [Q] C. Buyukakcay (TUR)