WTA Stuttgart: Carla Suarez Navarro Survives Scare; Ana Ivanovic Stunned in Opener

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | 0

8th seed Carla Suarez Navarro survived a scare to reach the second round of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. The Spaniard overcome a stiff fight from Russian Evgeniya Rodina, winning 6-2 6-7 6-4 in a grueling opening-round clash that went on for 2 hours and 12 minutes.

World No. 20 Garbine Muguruza also went through to the second round of the tournament, following her 6-1 6-4 conquest of Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the other match up.

However, 5th seed Ana Ivanovic’s appalling form continued after she put up a substandard performance to lose out to lower-ranked Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 7-6 6-4 in the first round.

1st Round Results

(L) M Melnikova d. (Q) P Martic 6-4 6-2

(6) E Makarova d. (Q) B Mattek-Sands 6-4 7-6

M Brengle d. (L) A Brianti 6-4 6-4

C Garcia d. (5) A Ivanovic 7-6 6-4

(8) CS Navarro d. E Rodina 6-2 5-7 6-4

L Safarova d. (Q) K Bondarenko 7-6 6-4

G Muguruza d.BZ Strycova 6-1 6-4



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