Schmiedlova eliminated at Katowice Open

Schmiedlova eliminated at Katowice Open

Defending champion Anna Karolina Schmiedlova has been eliminated from the first round of the WTA Katowice Open, losing to unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France 6-2 6-0.

Parmentier broke Schmiedlova five times and didn’t drop her serve and will next face Naomi Broady of Britain.

Also, seventh-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary edged lucky loser Jesika Maleckova 6-3 7-5 to advance.

In the second round, third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-4, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy came from a set down to topple qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia 4-6 6-2 6-4.

Giorgi will play ninth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who defeated Andreea Mitu of Romania 6-1 6-2.

Eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia made the quarter-finals by beating Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia 6-2 7-5.

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