Top-seed Bartoli loses in round 1 at Barcelona

Updated: 26 April 2011 12:59 IST

Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.

Barcelona:

Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.

The 72nd-ranked Rybarikova broke the 2007 Wimbledon runner-up twice in the first set and three times in the second.

Second-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania advanced when Zuzana Kucova of Slovakia retired while trailing 6-1, 5-0. Also, No. 6 Roberta Vinci of Italy, beat Silvia Soler Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 6-3.

Other Results:

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Jill Craybas (USA) bt Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 6-3, 6-3

Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) bt Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 6-4, 7-5

Estrella Cabeza (ESP) bt Arantxa Parra (ESP) 6-3, 7-5

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