Germany's Julia Goerges returns the ball to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Paris. Georges won 6-4, 7-6. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Christophe Ena
July 21, 2015

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Former champion Julia Goerges defeated Risa Ozaki of Japan 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Gastein Ladies on Tuesday.

The sixth-seeded German, who won the clay-court event in 2010, missed a match point at 5-3 in the second set and needed three more chances to close out the victory the next game.

Goerges will next play Daria Kasatkina of Russia, who beat Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1.

Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic rallied to upset the fourth-seeded Carina Witthoeft of Germany 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The match had been interrupted because of rain on Monday at 5-5 in the second set.

Also, Andreea Mitu of Romania saved two match points before beating Austrian wild-card entry Barbara Haas 6-1, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).

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