September 15, 2009

Medina Garrigues wins in Guangzhou

No. 1-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues faltered in the second set Tuesday but still won a first-round match at China's Guangzhou Women's Open tennis tournament.

Medina Garrigues was sharp in most of the match against Kimiko Date Krumm, winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. In the second set she faced three of the four break-point chances Krumm managed in the match but in the first and third sets she dropped just a total of 12 points on serve.

There was only one upset on the 13-match card Tuesday, that coming when Olga Savchuk took out fourth-seeded Katarina Srebotnik 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, but the other highly seeded players all advanced in straight sets

No. 3-seeded Peng Shuai took out Angela Haynes 6-2, 7-5, fifth-seeded Shahar Peer topped Kathrin Woerle 6-1, 6-4 and No. 7-seeded Ayumi Morita beat Tatiana Poutchek 6-3, 6-3. Eighth-seeded Alberta Brianti and No. 9-seed Maria Elena Camerin also won in two-set matches.

Other first-round winners Tuesday included: Yung-Jan Chan, Su-Wei Hsieh, Anastasija Sevastova, Lenka Wienerova, Chanelle Scheepers and Abigail Spears.