American Davis stuns Bouchard in Charleston

Charleston, SC ( – American Lauren Davis upset top-
seeded Canadian star Genie Bouchard in Wednesday’s second-round action at the
Family Circle Cup tennis event.

The 21-year-old world No. 66 Ohio native Davis whipped the seventh-ranked 2014
Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard 6-3, 6-1 in 67 minutes.

Also on Day 3, second-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova was a three-set
second-round winner, but then withdrew from the tournament, citing a
gastrointestinal illness.

The left-hander came from behind to beat Chinese Zhang Shuai 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 on
the clay courts at Family Circle Tennis Center. She felt stomach pain during
the match and later decided it was best to get healthy for the remainder of
the clay-court season.

The world No. 8 Makarova’s third-round opponent was supposed to be Romanian
Irina-Camelia Begu, who received a walkover into Friday’s quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded former French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy
dismissed last year’s Charleston runner-up Jana Cepelova 6-3, 7-6 (7-5),
seventh-seeded American Madison Keys posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ukrainian
qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko and Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena upset ninth-
seeded 2010 Charleston champion and former U.S. Open titlist Sam Stosur 6-3,
3-6, 6-4.

Fifteenth-seeded German Mona Barthel erased inconsistent American Sloane
Stephens 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) and will face another American, Davis, on Thursday.

In other action involving seeds, qualifier Danka Kovinic of Montenegro upended
No. 12 Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and the aforementioned No.
13 Begu snuck past Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4.

In matches involving unseeded Americans, Madison Brengle whipped Croat Donna
Vekic 6-1, 6-3 and Spanish qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo doused Shelby Rogers
7-5, 6-1. Brengle will face the defending champion Andrea Petkovic here on

Also on Day 3, Romanian Andreea Mitu drubbed Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-2.