Monica Niculescu, of Romania, returns to Johanna Konta, of Britain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
July 13, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Polona Hercog of Slovenia took advantage of a poor performance from fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania to win their Bucharest Open second-round match 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.

''I made a lot of mistakes and I relied a lot on my return which was not good today,'' said Niculescu, who beat Hercog in the 2014 quarterfinaIs.

Hercog next plays fourth-seeded Laura Siegemund after the German beat Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi 6-4, 6-1.

Vania King of the United States ousted eighth-seeded Cagla Buyukakcay 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 and Pauline Parmentier defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (3), 6-4.

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