Baku, AZERBAIJAN. Jul 21 - Jul 27
SUI Flag Stefanie Voegele 30 6 1
ISR Flag Shahar Peer 30 2 0
1

Muguruza Moves On In 's-Hertogenbosch

Garbiñe Muguruza won her opener at the Topshelf Open on Monday, as did fellow seeds Kirsten Flipkens and Klara Koukalova.

Published June 16, 2014 12:13

Muguruza Moves On In 's-Hertogenbosch
Garbiñe Muguruza

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands - WTA Rising Star Garbiñe Muguruza's recent success continued with a straight set defeat of Dutch wildcard Lesley Kerkhova in the first round of the Topshelf Open on Monday.

Watch live action from 's-Hertogenbosch this week on WTA Live powered by TennisTV!

Down an early break at 3-1 in the first set, the seventh-seeded Muguruza won seven of the next eight games en route to a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

"I was nervous because it was my first match on grass this season and I was playing a girl I didn't know," Muguruza said. "So I had to see how she played in warm-ups, and her game looked really good on grass. In the first set, I started really badly. But then I got more confidence and played better."

Muguruza, who reached her first WTA semifinal here last year, was playing for the first time since her quarterfinal run at the French Open - which included a second round upset of Serena Williams.

Another player with past success here, 2013 runner-up and 2010 and 2012 semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens, was a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Polona Hercog. The sixth-seeded Flipkens converted on all four of her break points, lost only three points on her first serve, and from 4-4 in the first set did not surrender another game.

No.8 seed Klara Koukalova, who captured her first WTA title here in 2005, rallied from a 5-2 first set deficit en route to a 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2 win over María-Teresa Torró-Flor. It was a measure of revenge for the Czech, as she just lost to Torró-Flor in her Roland Garros opener three weeks ago.

Nobody had a better day than Dutch wildcard Michaella Krajicek. The 2006 's-Hertogenbosch champion fired 11 aces in her 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 triumph over Jana Cepelova for her first WTA main draw win since the first round here a year ago. Then her boyfriend, German ATP World Tour player Martin Emmrich, proposed on court and Krajicek said yes.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Nike Unveils Li Na Building In Shanghai

    July 25, 2014
    Nike unveiled its new Greater China headquarters in Shanghai on Friday, and in those headquarters is a brand new building bearing the name of none other than Li Na.
  • Free Live Streaming From Nanchang

    July 24, 2014
    Watch live tennis all week from the WTA 125K Series event in Nanchang, where Chinese greats Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie are both in action. All here on wtatennis.com!
  • Peng Wins As Nanchang Heads Indoors

    July 24, 2014
    Peng Shuai, Misaki Doi and Zheng Saisai were all winners as the Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open moved indoors for the day.
To The Top
3