Martic advances, Vondrousova ousted

The prime seeds on the Palermo Ladies Open had a day of blended fortunes as Croatia’s Petra Martic superior in straight units, whereas second seed Marketa Vondrousova was ousted by Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan within the first spherical. Martic beat rusty Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-Zero 6-3. In the opposite half of the draw, Juvan got here from behind to beat the Czech Republic’s Vondrousova 1-6 7-5 6-Four to notch up the most important win of {the teenager}’s profession. The 19-year-old Juvan will subsequent face Camila Giorgi, who grew to become the fourth Italian to progress to the second spherical after beating Rebecca Peterson 7-5 6-4. Martic will subsequent face Russian qualifier Ludmilla Samsonova, who beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-Four 6-2. Fifth seed Elise Mertens misplaced 6-Four 6-1 to Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Agencies

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