Tennis- Top seed Roberta Vinci, second seed Laura Siegemund and fifth seed Sabine Lisicki got through to the second round whereas third seed Annika Beck, fourth seed Lesia Tsurenko and seventh seed Anna-Lena Friedsam booked their spots in the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Nürnberger Versicherungscup in Germany.
Vinci, who had lost final here last year, dropped a set but was victorious against World No.192 Barbora Krejcikova, the qualifier from Czech Republic 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Second seed Laura Siegemund also faced a qualifier, World No.247 Marina Melnikova but she needed just 54 minutes to win 6-1, 6-0. Fifth seed Sabine Lisicki had lost to Spain's Lara Arruabarrena here last year, but this time she won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
Sixth seed Misaki Doi had to face some resistance in the second set against German lucky loser Antonia Lottner but won 6-3, 7-6 (8). Third seed Annika Beck got through to the Quarterfinals as she eased past USA's Nicole Gibbs in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
She will face her compatriot seventh seed Anna-Lena Friedsam for a place in the semifinals, as Friedsam also defeated America's Christina McHale 6-4 6-3. Fourth seed Lesia Tsurenko also reached Quarters by coming back from one set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 5-7 6-4 6-2. SECOND ROUND RESULTS (4) Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) DEF Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 5-7 6-4 6-2 (3) Annika Beck (Germany) DEF Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-2 6-1 (7) Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) DEF Christina McHale (USA) 6-4 6-3 FIRST ROUND RESULTS (2) Laura Siegemund (Germany) DEF Marina Melnikova (Russia) 6-1 6-0 (5) Sabine Lisicki (Germany) DEF Lara Arruabarrena (Spain) 6-3 6-4 (1) Roberta Vinci (Italy) DEF Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) 6-2 2-6 6-3 Misaki Doi (Japan) DEF Antonia Lottner (Germany) 6-3 7-6 (8) Julia Goerges - Cristina Dinu 6-1 6-2 STRASBOURG RESULTS ON NEXT PAGE Also Read: WTA NURNBERG & STRASBOURG- Top seed Sara Errani ousted, Samantha Stosur goes through