19 year old American Sloane Stephens was among the first round winners at the WTA Citi Open in Washington DC. Stephens beat former top 40 player Sesil Karatantcheva in three sets to advance to the second round. Another popular American Melanie Oudin was beaten in a three set thriller by former top 20 player Aravane Rezai, of France.
20 year old Coco Vandeweghe, finalist at Stanford recently, was a straight sets winners over Erika Sema, of Japan. American Irina Falconi also advance to the second round CITI OPEN
Washington DC, USA Singles - First Round
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d.
(2) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 62 61
(3) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 63 26 61
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) d. (5) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 75 46 63
(7/WC) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d.
Erika Sema (JPN) 64 61
(8) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 62 62
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 76(4) 62
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 61 63
Irina Falconi (USA) d.
(WC) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 62 26 64
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 63 26 62
(Q) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Melanie Oudin (USA) 64 67(2) 76(5)
(Q) Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 36 63 63