Sara Errani of Italy returns the ball to Heather Watson of Great Britain during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May 9, 2016. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP Photo) ITALY OUT
STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani lost in the first round of the clay-court Strasbourg International on Monday, falling to Monica Puig 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
It was the third straight tournament that Errani lost in the opening round. The Strasbourg tournament is a warm-up for the French Open, which starts Sunday.
Defending champion Samantha Stosur, seeded third, defeated qualifier Lauren Davis 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round, while eighth-seeded Timea Babos beat Olga Govortsova 6-4, 6-1.