Ash Barty retired during her Italian Open quarter-final clash in Rome with Coco Gauff due to an arm injury that has cast a cloud over her bid to regain her French Open crown.

The Australian world No 1 withdrew on Friday while leading the US teenage star 6-4, 2-1, but said she had to listen to her body as the pain in her right arm from a recurring injury grew worse on a miserable, rainy afternoon at the Foro Italico. Read More