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WTA Madrid - Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Madison Keys advance to second round of qualifying

Tennis - 16 year old Spaniard Sara Sorribes stuns top 60 player Annika Beck
WTA Tennis  04 May 2013 - 05:25 / by Prakash / reads 1561.
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Tennis - Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Melanie Oudin, Madison Keys and Christina McHale were among the winners on Friday in first round qualifying action at the WTA Mutua Madrid Open.

Mattek-Sands, who reached the semis in Stuttgart on clay last week, beat the former world no. 10 Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 7-5 while Oudin scored a rare morale boosting win over Czech Karolina Pliskova in three sets.

Keys was one of four teens who won. The 18 year old American defeated former Wimbledon semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-0, 6-2. There was a big surprise as 16 year old Sara Sorribes, who won the under 18 Mutua Madrid Open, defeated fellow teen and world no. 60 Annika Beck. Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Kazakh Yulia Putintseva also won.

SINGLES - QUALIFYING - FIRST ROUND
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d [7] Olga Govortsova (BLR) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 0 | 6 - 1 |
Melanie Oudin (USA) d [16] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 | 
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d [15] Jamie Hampton (USA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 | 
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d [5] Annika Beck (GER) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 3 | 
Aravane Rezai (FRA) d [11] Anna Tatishvili (GEO) | 7 - 5 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 
[6] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d Donna Vekic (CRO) | 7 - 6 (7) | 6 - 2 | 
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d [12] Marina Erakovic (NZL) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 | 
[3] Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d Olga Puchkova (RUS) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 | 
[13] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d Mallory Burdette (USA) | 6 - 4 | 5 - 7 | 6 - 2 |
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d [4] Lucie Hradecka (CZE) | 6 - 1 | 3 - 6 | 7 - 5 | 
[2] Christina McHale (USA) d Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (4) |
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d [10] Lauren Davis (USA) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 | 
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) d [1] Monica Niculescu (ROU) | 6 - 1 | 7 - 5 | 
[9] Johanna Larsson (SWE) d Maria Joao Koehler (POR) | 6 (3) - 7 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 | 
[8] Madison Keys (USA) d Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 2 | 
[14] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d Andrea Petkovic (GER) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5 

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