October 07, 2014

LINZ, Austria (AP) Camila Giorgi of Italy routed fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Tuesday.

The 42nd-ranked Giorgi had four aces and saved all four break points against her serve to clinch her third win of the season against the German, who is ranked 16th.

Giorgi next plays Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-1.

Also, seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-4, while Mona Barthel of Germany eased past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1. Bertens lost in qualifying but replaced Carla Suarez Navarro in the main draw after the Spaniard pulled out with a right elbow injury.

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