Bad Gastein Gallery: Action Heating Up...
See some of the on-court and off-court snaps so far from the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies.
Published June 14, 2012 12:00
Austrian Wunderkind Barbara Haas was on hand for the launch of this year's NURNBERGER Gastein Ladies.
The beginning of the week was ravaged by rain, pushing most of Monday's matches to Tuesday's schedule.
The off-court activities didn't stop however, including Patricia Mayr-Achleitner's kids day appearance.
Austrian soccer stars Jakob Jantscher and Andreas Ulmer joined Patricia Mayr-Achleitner and the kids.
Once matches got underway No.7 seed and recent Strasbourg finalist Alize Cornet was among the winners.
Mandy Minella was also among the winners, setting up a second round with No.4 seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
No.1 seed Julia Goerges was surprised by Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp in a tough three-setter.
Petra Martic was coming off her first Grand Slam second week, but Yvonne Meusburger beat the No.5 seed.
Yvonne Meusburger has reached the quarterfinals or better at WTA events five times before - all here.
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who reached her first WTA final here last year, cruised in her first rounder.
Former player and Austrian Davis Cup captain Clemens Trimmel in the stands with Sandra Klemenschits.
Austrian soccer stars Jakob Jantscher and Andreas Ulmer took a ride in the chopper during some down time.