Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Stosur out in first round of Portugal Open
Bagels seems to be a popular item at the Portugal Open. Timea Bacsinszky delivered one to 3rd seed Sam Stosur in the second set of their first round match; Stosur lost the first set 4-6.
Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-0. But Lucie Safarova was the one who was really baking and boiling. In her first round match, she defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Of note: 2nd seed Genie Bouchard defeated Alisa Kleybanova 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round. Kleybanova was coming off of a very good week in Stuttgart.
Merrakach champion Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor advanced to the second round with a straight sets win over Peng Shuai.