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Pironkova placed under № 3 in Barcelona, ​​Safina dropped 

Pironkova placed under № 3 in Barcelona, ​​Safina dropped


Former world No 1 Dinara Safina of Russia refused participation in the tennis tournament on clay courts in the Spanish city of Barcelona with a prize fund 220 000 dollars.

Safina had to be incorporated into the main draw with a wild card, which after the refusal of the Russian organizers provided the 18-year-old Spaniard Maria Teresa Toro-Flor.

25-year moskovchanka slipped to 74 th place in the ATP rankings after a series of injuries and poor results. The last time she participated in the tournament in Marbella in early April, but withdrew in the quarterfinals at 1:5 in the first set in the match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus due to struggles in the back.

The best Bulgarian tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova is seeded third in Barcelona.

The draw for the main scheme was later on Sunday.

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