WTA BIEL - Strycova and Goerges advance, Bencic and Babos are out


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WTA BIEL - Strycova and Goerges advance, Bencic and Babos are out

Barbora Strycova struggled but won against her compatriot Marie Bouzkova, World No. 231, who went through the qualifying draw. The first seeded player won 6-2 4-6 6-2 in two hours and 17 minutes. Strycova hit only 52% first serve IN, won 86% first serve points but only 38% points on second serve.

In the next round the World No. 18 will face Carina Witthoeft, who beat the wild card player Belinda Bencic 6/1 6/3. This year Bencic, World No. 131 and former World No. 8 in 2015, won only one match at WTA Level, in Indian Wells against Pironkova, on seven tournaments played.

Julia Goerges defeated Naomi Broady 6-4 6-2 and will face Oceane Dodin next, while the third seeded player Timea Babos retired down 7/6(7) 4/2 against Evgeniya Rodina due to injury. Aliaksandra Sasnovich prevailed 6/3 in the third set against Pauline Parmentier, and Marketa Vondrousova beat Lina Gjorcheska 7/6(4/ 6/1.

Anett Kontaveit defeated Heather Watson 7/6(2) 6/2 and will play Rodina on Wednesday. See the full results here below:

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