Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland returns to Madison Keys of the United States during their women's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. ( (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Alastair Grant
April 04, 2016

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Unseeded Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland upset sixth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-0 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Katowice Open.

In another first-round match, ninth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium eliminated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 6-4.

Next, Voegele will face Magda Linette of Poland or Ukraine wild card Anastasiya Shoshyna while Flipkens will play Andreea Mitu of Romania who came from a set down to beat Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Also on the opening day, Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated wild card Vera Lapko of Belarus 7-6 (4), 6-0 and Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic beat Heather Watson of Britain 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

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