Italiacom Open: Renata Voracova ousts sixth seed Irina-Camelia Begu

Last Updated: 09/07/13 10:29pm

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Irina-Camelia Begu: Romanian went down in straight sets

Irina-Camelia Begu: Romanian went down in straight sets

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Irina-Camelia Begu was the highest seed to fall during the first-round action at the XXVI Italiacom Open.

The Romanian sixth seed bid farewell to Palermo after one hour and 32 minutes of play produced a 7-5 6-2 win for Renata Voracova.

The 29-year-old Czech will face home wildcard Corinna Dentoni in the second round with Italian favourite and top seed Sara Errani waiting for Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova following the Plzen native's 6-4 6-4 victory over Kristyna Pliskova.

Pliskova's eighth-seeded twin sister Karolina will also go no further after slipping to a 7-5 7-5 defeat to Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier, who will take on Anabel Medina Garrigues.

The Spaniard beat Kristina Barrois of Germany 6-4 4-6 6-2 while her seventh-seeded compatriot Silvia Soler-Espinosa can look forward to facing Mirjana Lucic-Baroni after the Croatian beat Mariana Duque Marino 6-3 6-3.

Czech fourth seed Klara Zakopalova dismissed former world number 10 Flavia Pennetta 6-2 2-6 6-3 to book a match against Bruneck-born Karin Knapp, who made light work of Brazil's Teliana Pereira on her way to a 6-3 6-2 win.

Elsewhere, Polona Hercog beat Eva Birnerova 6-4 6-1 to meet second seed Roberta Vinci after last year's US Open quarter-finalist beat fellow Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone 7-6 (8/6) 6-3.

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