Top seed Cirstea loses in 50 minutes to Voegele in Baku

by: AP | July 24, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Cirstea managed just two games in her second-round match. (AP Photo)

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.

Cirstea, who had won all four previous matches against Voegele, held serve only once. Her service game was woeful, while Voegele got away with making only a third of her first serves, and dropping serve only once.

The Romanian, who enjoyed a career-best year in 2013, has reached only two quarterfinals this year, and none since February. Because of a right shoulder injury, this was Cirstea's second tournament in two months.

Voegele will face Shahar Peer of Israel on Friday, hoping to pass the quarterfinals for the first time this year.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

WATCH: Daily Mix previews start of Roger Federer's Miami title defense

The top seeds in the Miami Open are both in action on Saturday. 

Five takeaways from Djokovic's 6-3, 6-4 loss to Paire at Miami Open

The 12-time Grand Slam champion has now lost his first match in back-to-back events. 

Players want WTA to look at special ranking, seeding rules

The returns of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are what have sparked this topic.