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Errani Cruises Through In Bad Gastein

Sara Errani continued her seamless transition back onto clay with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Paula Ormaechea in the second round of the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies.

Published July 10, 2014 12:14

Errani Cruises Through In Bad Gastein
Sara Errani

BAD GASTEIN, Austria - Sara Errani continued her seamless transition back onto clay with a straight set win over Paula Ormaechea in the second round of the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies.

Ormaechea made a bright start, attacking the Errani serve and breaking twice to build a 3-1 lead. However, Errani hit back in spectacular fashion, reeling off the next 11 games to complete a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Next up for Errani will be Chanelle Scheepers, who upset home favorite and defending champion Yvonne Meusburger, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

In seven previous visits to Bad Gastein, Meusburger had never lost before the quarterfinals, and when she took a tight opening set it looked like this record would stay intact.

Scheepers had other ideas, racing through the second set before overcoming a couple of early breaks and a rain delay to take an equally one-sided decider.

The other quarterfinal in the bottom half will see No.7 seed Camila Giorgi take on qualifier Shelby Rogers. Giorgi enjoyed a productive grass court season and has transferred this form to the clay, easing past wildcard Lisa-Maria Moser, 6-0, 6-2, in little over an hour.

World No.147 Rogers caused the biggest shock of the week by knocking out No.3 seed Carla Suárez Navarro, 6-4, 6-0. The turning point for Rogers, who had never previously been beyond the second round of a WTA event, came when she prevailed in a marathon final game of the opening set. From here, the Spaniard's resistance wilted, Rogers racing through the second set in just half an hour to record her first win over a Top 50 player.

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