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Monday, March 12, 2012

US : Players succumb to stomach bug at Indian Wells

Via IBN Live :

" Intestinal fortitude has become a prized commodity at Indian Wells, where Vera Zvonareva and Gael Monfils are among eight players who have succumbed to a widespread viral infection.

Russian Zvonareva, the ninth seed in the WTA tournament, withdrew from her scheduled third-round match on Sunday, gifting Czech Klara Zakopalova a spot in the next round.

Earlier in the day, Frenchman Monfils, the 14th seed in the ATP event, American Vania King and Austrian Juergen Melzer also pulled out because of stomach problems.

"I'm really sorry to withdraw from the tournament but unfortunately I'm not feeling well enough to compete today," Zvonareva, a 12-time winner on the WTA Tour, said in a statement.

"Hopefully I can recover from the illness and play in the next event (in Miami), but today I just don't feel that I can go out there and perform well enough."

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