Daniela Hantuchova retires against Timea Bacsinszky in Antwerp

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Swiss teenage qualifier Timea Bacsinszky beat third seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 4-6 4-1 as the Slovakian retired due to what seemed to be breathing problems at the Proximus Diamond Games, in Antwerp, Belgium.

During the quarterfinal, Hantuchova was seen several times by a doctor and appeared to be having breathing difficulties. When the world No.8 decided to retire she enabled the 18-year-old Bacsinszky to score her first victory over a top 10 player.

Bacsinszky will be playing in her first career WTA semifinal when she faces the winner of the Henin-Kleybanova match.

This has been the second upset of Antwerp quarterfinals, as fourth-seeded Patty Schnyder fell to unseeded Karin Knapp of Italy earlier in the day.

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