08/20 17:53 CDT Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open
Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open
NEW YORK (AP) --- Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of
the Bronx Open on Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera.
Strycova was the No. 3 seed and was playing her opening match in the new WTA
tournament after receiving a first-round bye. But the 33-year-old Czech, the
oldest player in the field, was handled easily by the American wild-card
entrant over the final two sets on a hot afternoon after winning the first set.
Pera will play No. 5 Katerina Siniakova, who had rolled to a 6-0, 3-0 lead over
Anastasia Potapova before the Russian qualifier retired.
The other quarterfinal matchup set up Tuesday will feature Camila Giorgi, who
outlasted Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), against Aliz Cornet, who was
leading 7-6 (5), 4-0 when Zhu Lin had to retire with an injury.
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