Min upsets Pavlyuchenkova at Swedish Open

Monday, July 14, 2014 /by
Grace Min reached her first WTA semifinal last week, in Bad Gastein. (Wikimedia Commons)
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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