A breakdown of the withdrawals, retirements, and medical timeouts happening in the first week of the 2017 WTA season.
WTA Staff
January 19, 2017

ASB Classic

Pre-Tournament Withdrawals

Sloane Stephens (left foot)

Ana Ivanovic (retirement)

Annika Beck (viral illness) - withdrew from doubles with Julia Goerges


Venus Williams (right arm pain) - withdrew after 1R win

Lucie Safarova (hip) - withdrew from doubles QF with Barbora Strycova


Naomi Osaka (left wrist) - QF vs. Ana Konjuh, 3-0

Jelena Ostapenko (viral illness) - SF vs. Lauren Davis, 4-6, 6-4, 4-1

Medical Timeouts

Ana Konjuh (left foot) - 1R, d. Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Lauren Davis (right hip) - SF, d. Ostapenko

Brisbane International

Pre-Tournament Withdrawals

Carla Suárez Navarro (right shoulder)

Lesia Tsurenko (viral illness)


Zhang Shuai (neck) - withdrew from doubles 2R with Samantha Stosur


Garbiñe Muguruza (right thigh) - SF vs. Alizé Cornet, 4-1

Medical Timeouts

Donna Vekic (upper respiratory illness) - 1R, l. Asia Muhammad, 7-6(5), 6-1

Shenzhen Open

Pre-Tournament Withdrawals

Anna-Lena Friedsam (right shoulder)

Timea Bacsinszky (left abdominal)

Yaroslava Shvedova (left foot)


Xu Yi-Fan (right abdominal) - withdrew from doubles SF with Raquel Atawo vs. Olaru/Savchuk

Medical Timeouts

Jelena Jankovic (left foot blister) - 1R, l. Simona Halep, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Agnieszka Radwanska (right finger blister) - 1R d. Duan Ying-Ying, 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5

Monica Niculescu (difficulty breathing) - 2R, l. Wang Qiang, 7-6(1), 6-4

Natela Dzalamidze (left lower back) - 1R doubles with Veronika Kudermetova, d. Halep/Niculescu, 6-3, 6-3

Ons Jabeur (left toe blister) - 2R, l. Nina Stojanovic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Zheng Saisai (left lower back), 2R, l. Camila Giorgi, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4

Nina Stojanovic (left thigh) - QF, l. Katerina Siniakova, 6-3, 6-4