Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 25 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Top 2 seeded players, Bartoli and Paszek, exit in first round
May 22, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

STRASBOURG: Top-seeded Marion Bartoli and No. 2 Tamira Paszek were both eliminated from the first round of the Strasbourg International on Tuesday.

Bartoli, a former Wimbledon finalist, lost to Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-2 and Paszek was beaten by French wild-card entry Virgine Razzano 6-1, 6-4. Bartoli dropped her serve six times in the match against the 88th-ranked Italian, who had four aces.

Sixth-seeded Christina McHale lost to Lauren Davis 7-5, 6-3, while Eugenie Bouchard, Johanna Larsson, Lucie Hradecka, Magda Linette and Shelby Rogers all advanced. Heavy rain prevented any play on Monday, forcing seven first-round matches to be moved to Tuesday.

Meanwhile sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy overcame a sloppy first set to beat Marco Cecchinato 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Nice Open on Tuesday.

 Fognini won just three points on his countryman’s serve in the first set, but bounced back to break him twice in the second set and three more times in the third. Fognini next faces Santiago Giraldo or wild card Gael Monfils.

Agencies

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Djokovic fights off Wawrinka to set up mouthwatering Murray duel in final
MELBOURNE: World number one Novak Djokovic fought off Stan Wawrinka over five tense sets to master the defending champion and reach his fifth Australian Open final on Fri..
Top seeds Serena, Sharapova set up blockbuster finale; Murray zeroes in on decider
MELBOURNE: Arch-rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a dream Australian Open final on Thursday while Andy Murray ground down Tomas Berdych to give himself a ..
Djokovic, Serena sizzle to make it to Aussie semis
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lived up to their top billing on Wednesday with the world number ones ripping apart Milos Raonic and Dominika Cibulkova to p..
Berdych bundles out Nadal, to meet Murray next for place in final; Sharapova slaps down Bouchard,
MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open dream lay in tatters on Tuesday with the third seed crushed by Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals, but Maria Sharapova showed w..
Rampant Djokovic romps into quarters clash with Raonic
MELBOURNE: Dominant Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open last eight Monday as the Williams sisters displayed fighting qualities to stay alive, but the tournament..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright