Ostapenko falls to US qual­i­fier

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Qual­i­fier Var­vara Lepchenko shocked the reign­ing Roland-Gar­ros cham­pion while 37 year old Venus Wil­liams got off to an­other shaky start in the open­ing round at the WTA hard­court tour­na­ment in Toronto, Canada, on Mon­day. Lepchenko ral­lied to stun French Open win­ner Je­lena Ostapenko 1-6, 7-6, 7-6 while ninth seeded Wil­liams needed close to two hours to beat qual­i­fier Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Seeded player re­sults (first round, x de­notes seed­ing): Anas­tasija Sev­as­tova (x15) beat Lau­ren Davis 6-1, 4-6, 6-3; Pe­tra Kvi­tova (x14) beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 7-6; Do­minika Cibulkova (x11) beat Le­sia Tsurenko 7-6, 6-4; Barbora Zahlavova Strycova beat Kristina Mlade­n­ovic (x13) 6-2, 6-3.

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