April 06, 2016

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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