Tereza Martincova of Czech Republic celebrates after winning her second round match against Caroline Garcia of France, at the WTA Ladies Championship tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
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July 20, 2017

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France was beaten by 140th-ranked Tereza Martincova 7-5, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the Gstaad Ladies Championship on Thursday.

Although the 22-year-old Czech player had no aces - compared to 11 for 20th-ranked Garcia - she was strong on her second serve.

Martincova dropped serve when leading 5-3 in the second set before racing to victory in the tiebreaker.

Second-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands is through to the quarterfinals of the clay-court event in the Swiss Alps after easing to a 6-4, 6-2 second-round win against qualifier Anna Zaja of Germany.

She next plays fifth-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who won 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 against Barbara Haas of Austria.

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