Aravane Rezai became the first winner of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions when Marion Bartoli retired after losing the opening set 7-5.
"It’s a big surprise to finish like that and I’m very sorry for her," said Rezai, "She looks like she hurt a lot and I hope it is not a big injury.
"It was a good match and I’m very sad to finish like this. The last thing you want to do is injury yourself in the last match of the season. But what can you do? I was trying my best and perhaps it was just too much."
op-seeded Marion Bartoli retired from the final with a thigh injury after losing the first set 7-5.
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