Lisicki withdraws from Paris event

Fifth seed Sabine Lisicki pulled out of this week's WTA event in Paris, citing a viral illness.

Estonian Kaia Kanepi also pulled out of the Open GDF Suez tournament due to a right shoulder injury. She titled in Brisbane last month.

With the subtractions of the German Lisicki and Kanepi in Paris, American Varvara Lepchenko and Italian Alberta Brianti entered the draw as lucky losers.

The Open GDF Suez will commence Tuesday. The top seeds are Australian Open runner-up Maria Sharapova, former Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli and French Open champion Li Na.