Elina Svitolina of Ukraine holds the trophy after she defeated Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the final match of the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kamran Jebreili
March 01, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Defending champion Elina Svitolina has withdrawn from the Malaysian Open with a leg injury.

The Ukrainian player, who was to face Hao Hibino of Japan in the second round on Thursday, says she has been struggling with the injury since the last tournament in Dubai. Svitolina beat Jang Su Jeong of South Korea in the first round on Tuesday.

Fourth-seeded Peng Shuai is the highest seeded player left in the tournament.

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