Goerges falls at first hurdle

Wed, 02 Mar 05:54:00 2011

Germany's Julia Goerges was dumped out of WTA Monterrey in straight sets by Ksenia Pervak of Russia on the second day of action in Mexico.

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The number four seed, who reached a career high ranking of 34 at the end of last month, crashed to a 6-1 7-5 defeat in the biggest upset of the first round.

There were no such problems for second seed and defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, who beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4 to progress.

Fellow seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia brushed aside Spaniard Laura Pous Tio 6-2 6-4 while Alize Cornet of France saw off Romania's Simona Halep 7-5 6-1.

Sixth seed Sara Errani was also a winner, the Italian downing Johanna Larsson of Sweden in straight sets 6-2 6-4.

In an all-US battle, Melanie Oudin outlasted Vania King 6-4 6-1 while Lucie Hradecka beat Zuzana Ondraskova 6-3 6-1 in an all-Czech match-up.

Fellow Czechs Renata Voracova and Andrea Hlavackova fell to defeat, to Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-3 6-1 and Austria's Sybille Bammer4-6 6-3 6-3, respectively.

Rounding off the day's action, Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak breezed past local player Ximena Hermoso 6-2 6-0 while another Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova took three sets to beat Romina Oprandi of Italy 6-0 4-6 6-1.


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