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Muguruza withdraws from Hobart International due to illness

WTA Shenzhen Open 2020 - Day 4

SHENZHEN, CHINA - JANUARY 08: Garbine Muguruza of Spain reacts after winning the match against Shelby Rogers of the United States on Day 4 of 2020 WTA Shenzhen Open at Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center on January 8, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

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HOBART, Australia — Two-time major winner Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn from her quarterfinal match at the Hobart International on Thursday with a viral illness.

Second-seeded Muguruza was scheduled to play Veronika Kudermetova. The Russian will receive a walkover and advance to the semifinals.

Muguruza won the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon.

Top-seeded Elise Mehrtens was scheduled to play Heather Watson among the other quarterfinals on Thursday.