WTA Tour

Schiavone advances in Linz

2013-10-07 17:45
Francesca Schiavone (AFP)

Linz - Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Francesca Schiavone of Italy have earned straight-set wins on Monday to reach the second round of the Generali Ladies.

The 44th-ranked Svitolina defeated Mona Barthel 6-2, 7-5 after the German double-faulted eight times and dropped five service games.

Schiavone hit four aces in beating Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-5, 6-2.

The top-seeded player in Linz is ninth-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany, who was given a late wildcard entry to replace Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic after the former Wimbledon champion pulled out with a back injury.

Results from the first day of the WTA tournament here on Monday (x denotes seeding):

First round:

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 7-5, 6-2

Elina Svitolina (UKR) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-2, 7-5

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.