Top seed Johanna Larsson Pulls out of Tashkent Open

25 September 2016

Top seed and world no 45 Johanna Larsson of Sweden pulled out of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships due to Viral Illness.

WTA Supervisor Kerrilyn Cramer announced changes in the draw which will now have a lucky loser spot  Third seeded Cagla Buyukakcay was  moved into the top spot .  Kurumi Nara the fifth seed moved from the lower half to the top half in Cagla's place .  Denisa Allertova who was scheduled to take on Larsson in the opening round found  herself moving to Kurumi Nara's spot in the draw ,   she will now  take on Japanese qualifier Hiroko Kuwata.