WTA Osaka - Christina McHale loses in the first round of Osaka



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WTA Osaka - Christina McHale loses in the first round of Osaka

Defending champion Tamarine Tanasugarn beat American teenager Christina McHale, the No.8 seed in the first round of the HP Japan Open in Osaka on Monday. McHale broke in the second game for a 2-0 lead, but Tanasugarn won six of the next seven games to win the opening set.

The American made the decisive breakthrough for a 63 75 win. In other matches, No.7 seed Chanelle Scheepers beating 62 62 defeat Alla Kudryavtseva; Mathilde Johansson feisty Irina Falconi; Eleni Daniilidou beat Anastasia Pivovarova; and Misaki Doi beat Coco Vandeweghe, 64 64.