July 19, 2016

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Fourth-seeded Annika Beck beat Romania's Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday, and turn the page on a shock defeat in Gstaad last week.

The German player came through her first match since losing to world No.797 Rebeka Masarova in the Swiss Open.

Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy beat Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 6-2, 6-3 and Laura Siegemund of Germany defeated Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-1, 6-2.

In other first-round games, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated third-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-2, and seventh-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan retired with a back injury in the third set to give Mona Barthel of Germany a 4-6, 6-3, 3-0 win.

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