Svitolina, Zverev crash out of Italian Open

@InteBNLdItalia/ Twitter

Two-time women's champion Elina Svitolina has crashed out of the Italian Open, while a knee injury has forced Serena Williams to pull out of the tournament.

Fifth seed Svitolina lost 6-4,1-6, 7-5 against Victoria Azarenka in the second round, while Serena announced her withdrawal just before her match against older sister Venus.

Czech fourth seed Karolína Plisková also advanced to the third round along with Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty.

In the men's competition, world no. 5 Alexander Zverev suffered a shock 7-5, 7-5 defeat to Italian wildcard Matteo Berrettini, while Belgian David Goffin rallied from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Ninth seed Marin Cilic, seventh seed Juan Martin Del Potro, Australian Nick Kyrgios and Portugal's Joao Sousa are also through to the second round.

More from Sports

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Music Mix

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.

On Dubai Eye

  • Tony Robbins Live in Dubai

    Najahi Events presents the highly anticipated Tony Robbins Event, Achieve the Unimaginable with Celebrity Guest Appearances, Live at the Coca Cola Arena, 3rd September.

  • Select YOUR Songs and Win!

    Shape the sound of the music on Dubai Eye 103.8 and you could win amazing prizes.

  • Farmer's Kitchen

    Welcome to Farmer's Kitchen, the brand new show for foodies on Dubai Eye 103.8.