Min upsets Pavlyuchenkova at Swedish Open

by: AP July 14, 2014

Grace Min reached her first WTA semifinal last week, in Bad Gastein. (Wikimedia Commons)

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Grace Min of the United States upset second-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Swedish Open on Monday.

The 20-year-old Min, who reached her first WTA semifinal in Bad Gastein last week, beat the 23rd-ranked Russian 6-0, 6-4 after trailing 4-2 in the second set.

Jana Cepelova from Slovakia defeated Swedish wild card Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-4, while Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania retired at 4-2 down in the second after losing the opener 6-4 to Spain's Lara Arruabarrena.

Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa also made it through after beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia, 6-3, 6-4.

Scheepers moved into the main draw when top-seeded Serena Williams announced she would not appear at Bastad this year because she was ''still not at 100 percent'' after a viral illness.

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