Sabine Lisicki has been knocked out of the 100k Bronx ITF tournament in the first round. She was defeated 6-3, 6-3 by countrywoman Kristina Barrois. Barrois will face yet another German, Angelique Kerber, in the second round.
Also going out in the first round were Iveta Benesova (def. by Kerber), Alize Cornet (def. by Tathiana Garbin) and Stefanie Voegele (def. by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova).
The top seed is Lucie Safarova, who advanced to the second round by defeating Gabriela Paz.