Acapulco, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) – Sara Errani was an easy first-round
winner Tuesday at the Mexican Open tennis event.
The second-seeded Errani, a two-time Acapulco titlist, cruised past Lucie
Hradecka, 6-1, 6-3 on the hardcourts at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess.
Caroline Garcia, seeded third, also won handily in a 6-4, 6-1 beatdown of
Polona Hercog, while fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky survived Richel Hogenkamp,
2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Three in the top-10 fell on Day 2: seventh-seeded Sloane Stephens dropped a
6-3, 6-2 decision to Johanna Larsson and 10th-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic was
upended by Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4. Roberta Vinci, seeded sixth, was
forced to retire in the first set of her match against Kiki Bertens.
Tuesday’s other winners were: Aleksandra Krunic, Lesia Tsurenko, Sesil
Karatantcheva, Mariana Duque-Marino and Elena Bogdan.
Dominika Cibulkova beat American Christina McHale in last year’s Acapulco
This week’s winner will pocket $43,000.