5th seed Vinci loses to Barthel at Open GDF Suez
Fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci was bounced out of the Open GDF Suez when she was beaten by Mona Barthel of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round Wednesday.
Vinci struggled in the second set, losing two of her service games. Matters worsened for the Italian when Barthel immediately broke serve in the third set.
Ranked 16th, Vinci broke back but the 45th-ranked Barthel broke twice more to take the match.
Barthel will meet third-seeded Marion Bartoli of France or Christina McHale of the United States in the quarterfinals.
Sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic recovered from an early scare to beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Safarova next faces Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.