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Bouchard cruises in Nuremberg

Eugenie Bouchard (AFP)
Eugenie Bouchard (AFP)

Nuremberg - Second-seeded Eugenie Bouchard has cruised into the second round of the Nuremberg Cup by beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0, 6-3 on Monday.

Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina also advanced, beating Iveta Melzer 7-5, 6-4 in a much closer match.

However, fifth-seeded Yvonne Meusburger was eliminated after losing 6-3, 6-4 to Karolina Pliskova.

Seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia needed three sets to overcome Julia Glushko 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 and eighth-seeded Annika Beck cruised past Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3.

Karin Knapp defeated Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-2 to also advance.

Results at the WTA Nuremberg tournament on Monday (x denotes seeded player):

First round
Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Antonia Lottner (GER) 6-1, 6-2
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Yvonne Meusburger (AUT x5) 6-3, 6-4
Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Iveta Benesova (CZE) 7-5, 6-4
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP) bt Nina Zander (GER) 6-2, 6-3
Annika Beck (GER x8) bt Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) bt Julia Glushko (ISR) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) bt Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 6-2, 6-4
Karin Knapp (ITA) bt Shahar Peer (ISR) 6-3, 6-2
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Patricia Mayr (AUT) 7-5, 6-3
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x2) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 6-0, 6-3

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