Garrigues loses in Italiacom Open
PALERMO, Sicily (AP)
Top-seeded Sara Errani cruised past Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Italiacom Open on Tuesday, while five-time champion Anabel Medina Garrigues lost 6-1, 6-3 to Italian wild card Maria Elena Camerin.
Errani reached the French Open final last month and is now ranked a career-high No. 9. She won this clay tournament in 2008.
Medina Garrigues' titles at the Country Time Club came in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011.
In other matches, second-seeded Roberta Vinci beat fellow Italian Karin Knapp 6-2, 6-2; third-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany defeated Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-4, 7-6 (8); and fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain beat Sacha Jones of Australia 6-4, 6-1.
Also, 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain routed Valentyna Ivakhnenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0.