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Muguruza falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati

2018-08-15 22:55
Garbine Muguruza (Getty)

Cincinnati - Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost her opening match of the North American hardcourt season on Wednesday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati.

The seventh-seeded Spaniard was playing her first match since losing in the second round of her Wimbledon title defense six weeks ago. She was beaten just as rain moved in, disrupting play in the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament.

Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 before her Wimbledon triumph last year, was unable to hold onto a lead against her Ukrainian opponent, exiting at the last major tune-up prior to the August 27 start of the US Open.

Results from the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Second round

Milos Raonic (CAN) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-3, 7-5

Novak Djokovic (SRB x10) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x5) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5

Robin Haase (NED) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x3) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x13) bt Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Marius Copil (ROU) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

David Goffin (BEL x11) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x15) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 7-6 (7/1), 0-6, 6-3

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-5

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-4, 6-4

Women

Second round

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x16) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 7-5, 6-3

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-2, 6-0

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP x7) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Angelique Kerber (GER x4) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Madison Keys (USA x13) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) bt Karolina Plyskova (CZE x9) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Elise Mertens (BEL x15) bt Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Sloane Stephens (USA x3) bt Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-1, 6-3

Kiki Bertens (NED) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) 6-4, retired

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