Bouchard, Svitolina advance in Nuremberg

by: AP May 19, 2014


NUREMBERG, Germany (AP)—Second-seeded Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the second round of the Nuremberg Cup by beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0, 6-3 on Monday.

Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina also advanced, beating Iveta Melzer 7-5, 6-4 in a much closer match.

However, fifth-seeded Yvonne Meusburger was eliminated after losing 6-3, 6-4 to Karolina Pliskova.

Seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia needed three sets to overcome Julia Glushko 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 and eighth-seeded Annika Beck cruised past Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3.

Karin Knapp defeated Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-2 to also advance.

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