Jil Teichmann (WTA 55) forfeited injury for his second round match in Palermo. Hit in the left thigh, the Seelandaise should have faced the Romanian Gabriela Ruse (WTA 137).
The 24-year-old Swiss player won one of her two career titles on clay in the Sicilian city in 2019. Jil Teichmann is going through a 2021 season disrupted by injuries.
At the end of May, she had to give up after two games in Strasbourg due to a problem with her left foot. Monday in Palermo, she had finally won a match after successive defeats in the first round at Wimbledon, Hamburg and Lausanne.