Parmentier routs defending champion Schmiedlova in Katowice

by: AP | April 06, 2016

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Schmiedlova was broken five times in a 6-2, 6-0 loss. (AP)

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Defending champion Anna Karolina Schmiedlova was eliminated from the first round of the Katowice Open on Wednesday, losing to unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France 6-2, 6-0.

Parmentier broke Schmiedlova five times and didn't drop her serve. She will next face Naomi Broady of Britain.

Also, seventh-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary beat lucky loser Jesika Maleckova 6-3, 7-5 to advance.

In the second round, third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy came from a set down to beat qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Giorgi will play ninth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who defeated Andreea Mitu of Romania 6-1, 6-2.

Eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia made the quarterfinals by beating Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia 6-2, 7-5.

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