QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 1 (UPI) --
Top-seeded Nicole Vaidisova
, despite losing the second set, reached the second round of the Bell Challenge Wednesday when her opponent had to retire.
Vaidisova won the first set over Renata Voracova 6-2 before dropping the second set 3-6. Voracova then had to quit with an undisclosed injury. Vaidisova has not won a tournament this year, but she reached the semifinals in her last two events before falling to Justine Henin and Daniela Hantuchova.
No. 2 seed Vera Zvonareva battled past Severine Bremond 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), while third-seeded Julia Vakulenko won her second-round match over Stephanie Dubois 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
The tournament's fourth seed, Meilen Tu, was a 6-2, 6-2 upset victim of Sofia Arvidsson.
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