Top seeds fall early in Strasbourg
STRASBOURG, France (AP)
Top-seeded Marion Bartoli and No. 2 Tamira Paszek were eliminated from the first round of the Strasbourg International on Tuesday.
Bartoli, a former Wimbledon finalist, lost to Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-2. Paszek fell to French wild-card entry Virgine Razzano 6-1, 6-4.
Bartoli dropped her serve six times in the match against the 88th-ranked Italian, who had four aces.
Also, American Christina McHale lost to Lauren Davis 7-5, 6-3, while Eugenie Bouchard, Johanna Larsson, Lucie Hradecka, Magda Linette and Shelby Rogers all advanced.
Heavy rain prevented play on Monday, forcing seven first-round matches to be moved to Tuesday.