Errani loses to Giorgi in 1st round at Madrid Masters

MADRID (AP) Sara Errani lost in the first round for the third time this season, losing 7-5, 7-5 to Camila Giorgi at the Madrid Masters on Saturday.

The 15th-seeded Errani was broken seven times in the all-Italian match. She had already been defeated in the first round at the Australian Open and in Brisbane, but was coming off a semifinal appearance in Charleston.

Errani won her ninth career title at the Dubai Tennis Championships in February.

The 50th-ranked Giorgi was a finalist in Poland earlier this month, losing to Dominika Cibulkova.

Also Saturday, 12th-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated Yanina Wickmayer of Germany 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.

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