ASB Bank Classic 2012: Sabine Lisicki, Peng Shuai Bow Out Early

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 23: Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates a point during the women's singles round one match between Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan on day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 23, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sabine Lisicki and Peng Shuai are both out of the 2012 ASB Bank Classic.

The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds are out in Auckland's ASB Bank Classic.

No. 1 seed Sabine Lisicki was behind unseeded Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-3 in the quarterfinal round when she withdrew from the tournament. The 22-year-old retired due to a back injury that seemed to be causing her physical discomfort throughout the entire match.

Lisicki was coming off a second-round match in which she committed 66 unforced errors and went three sets against Mona Barthel of Germany. Lisicki won the match, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.

Kerber also upset No. 5 seed Julia Goerges in the second round, 6-2, 6-3. According to the New Zealand Herald, Goerges was "affected by an illness."

No. 2 seed Peng Shuai was also ousted from the tournament. Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic defeated Shuai, 6-4, 6-3.

Sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci was also knocked from the tournament in straight sets. Vinci lost 6-3, 6-4 to Elena Vesnina of Russia.

No. 3 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova remains in the tournament after a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of American Christina McHale.

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