Top-seeded Vinci loses to Bertens in Nuremberg

by: AP | May 18, 2016

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Vinci was last year's runner-up at the tournament. (AP)

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Qualifier Kiki Bertens advanced to the quarterfinals of the clay-court tournament in Nuremberg by beating top-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday.

Vinci was last year's runner-up at the tournament, which serves as a warm-up for the French Open. She led an exit of four other seeded players, including No. 2 Laura Siegemund, who lost to Mariana Duque-Marino 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-1.

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki had six double-faults and was also eliminated, losing to Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 7-6 (5).

Irina Falconi beat sixth-seeded Misaki Doi 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, while Julia Goerges defeated eighth-seeded Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2.

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