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Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired after sustaining a back injury in her suit against Elena Rybakina at China.
The world number six, who finished the year as world number one in 2017 and 2018, withdrew when trailing 5-4 in the first set from the Kazakh wildcard.
Meanwhile, the Australian seed Ashleigh Barty qualified for the quarter finals with a win against Sofia Kenin.
Third seed Elina Svitolina also improved from Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Ukrainian US Open and Wimbledon semi-finalist Svitolina won 6-4 6-2 as she continues her battle for a world top-eight spot that would allow her to defend her title at Shenzhen in October.
Romanian Halep, currently third in the race to Shenzhen, stated that the”sharp pain” in her lower back felt “the identical zone” since the injury which kept her out for 3 weeks at the end of 2018.
World number two Karolina Pliskova will compete to get a place against Dayana Yastremska later on Wednesday.
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