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Safarova Stumbles, Medina Too

Two seeds didn't make it past their first round opponents at the Monterrey Open.

Published March 01, 2010 12:00

Safarova Stumbles, Medina Too
Lucie Safarova

MONTERREY, México - It was a mixed bag for the seeds on Day 1 of the Monterrey Open, with two falling and one advancing via retirement.

Anabel Medina Garrigues and Lucie Safarova, the No.6 and No.8 seeds, respectively, were both bundled out of the tournament by their first round opponents. Safarova was the first to go, falling to Julie Coin, 57 64 64; Medina Garrigues fell in the feature night match to Klara Zakopalova, 75 75.

"It was a great game and I was fortunate to win," commented Coin, who hit an impressive 10 aces during her win over Safarova. "I served well, but she returned very well. I am happy. I hope I can keep winning."

Aleksandra Wozniak, the No.7 seed, moved into the second round when her opponent, Laura Granville, was forced to retire at 3-all in the first set due to a left wrist injury. A day earlier, the Winter Olympics wrapped up in Vancouver - read Canadian No.1 Wozniak's afterthoughts on the Vancouver Olympics.

In the only other main draw match of the day, Vania King rallied from 64 53 down to beat Sandra Zahlavova in an all-unseeded battle, 46 75 63.

Lourdes Domínguez Lino, Olga Savchuk, Anna Tatishvili and Corinna Dentoni all secured berths in the main draw with qualifying victories.

Jelena Jankovic is the top seed this week and plays her first round Tuesday. Jelena is blogging all week from Monterrey - read it now!

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