Defending champion Schmiedlova eliminated from Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Defending champion Anna Karolina Schmiedlova was eliminated from the first round of the Katowice Open on Wednesday, losing to unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France 6-2, 6-0.

Parmentier broke Schmiedlova five times and didn't drop her serve. She will next face Naomi Broady of Britain.

Also, seventh-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary beat lucky loser Jesika Maleckova 6-3, 7-5 to advance.

In the second round, third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4, and ninth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium defeated Andreea Mitu of Romania 6-1, 6-2.

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