Heather Watson upsets second seed Klara Koukalova in Prague first round



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Heather Watson upsets second seed Klara Koukalova in Prague first round

Tennis - Britain's Heather Watson, who recently made a comeback from a two-month injury lay-off, upset second seed Klara Koukalova 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the ITF $100K event in Prague. Watson is currently ranked outside the top 100 in the world although she has been in the top 40 last year.

Top seed Lucie Safarova was also beaten in the first round, losing 4-6, 4-6 to Ekaterina Alexandrova. Other winners in the first round were Americans Melanie Oudin, Victoria Duval and Madison Brengle. Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) 6-4 6-4 Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) [1]
Melanie OUDIN (USA) 7-5 4-6 6-3 Simona HEINOVA (CZE)
Mariana DUQUE-MARINO (COL) 3-6 6-3 6-2 Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR)
Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) [6] 6-3 4-6 6-2 Andrea HLAVACKOVA (CZE)
Madison BRENGLE (USA) 6-4 6-3 Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) [4]
Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) 6-2 6-4 Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)
Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(10) Petra MARTIC (CRO)
Misaki DOI (JPN) [8] 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (GER)
Dinah PFIZENMAIER (GER) [7] 7-6(2) Retired Ksenia PERVAK (RUS)
Tereza SMITKOVA (CZE) 6-4 7-5 Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS)
Timea BABOS (HUN) 7-6(1) 6-2 Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA (ESP)
Victoria DUVAL (USA) 6-4 2-6 6-4 Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA (CZE) [3]
Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [5] 6-2 0-6 7-5 Mandy MINELLA (LUX)
Magda LINETTE (POL) 6-1 6-3 Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)
Petra UBERALOVA (SVK) 6-4 7-5 Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL)
Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-2 6-4 Klara KOUKALOVA (CZE) [2]