It was quite a comedown for a reigning Wimbledon champion.
Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will play for the first time since her retirement at an exhibition tournament in June.
Martina Hingis, banned from the WTA Tour for two years for testing positive for cocaine, will play an exhibition match against Jana Novotna during the Liverpool International tournament on Friday.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg has been forced to pull out of his first grasscourt singles match in England for 26 years after being bitten by a dog.
A burgeoning Wimbledon warm-up event was torn from Britain's sporting calendar on Thursday when tennis chiefs refused to budge over a rule which restricts where leading players can compete.
Marat Safin beat Jan-Michael Gambill 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to win the Liverpool international exhibition tournament.
Saturday's major tennis results
Friday's major tennis results
Paraguay's Ramon Delgado beat Ken Skupski of Britain 7-5, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Liverpool International on Thursday.
Thursday's major tennis results
Marat Safin beat American Scott Humphries 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 in the Liverpool International Wednesday to virtually seal his place in the semifinals of the round-robin exhibition.
Wednesday's major tennis results