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Giorgi routs Petkovic in Linz

Camila Giorgi (Getty Images)
Camila Giorgi (Getty Images)

Linz - Camila Giorgi of Italy has routed fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Tuesday.

The 42nd-ranked Giorgi had four aces and saved all four break points against her serve to clinch her third win of the season against the German, who is ranked 16th.

Giorgi next plays Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-1.

Also, seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-4, while Mona Barthel of Germany eased past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1.

Bertens lost in qualifying but replaced Carla Suarez Navarro in the main draw after the Spaniard pulled out with a right elbow injury.

Results from the Linz Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday:
Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) beat Donna Vekic (Croatia) 7-5 6-1
Camila Giorgi (Italy) beat 4-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-1 6-2
Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Lisa-Maria Moser (Austria) 6-2 6-3
Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic) beat Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) 7-5 3-6 7-6(3)
Mona Barthel (Germany) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-3 6-1
7-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-2 6-4
Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) beat Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4

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