- Associated Press - Monday, September 10, 2018

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan was eliminated from the Japan Open on Monday after retiring with an injury while playing Anna Karolina Schimiedlova of Slovakia.

Putintseva lost the first set 6-2 and then retired with what was reported as a lower back injury.

Also, seventh-seeded Zheng Saisai of China advanced with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske of the United States.

Top-seeded Zhang Shuai of China and No. 2 Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan did not play Monday.

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