Monterrey, MX (Sports Network) - American Coco Vandeweghe ousted second-
seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli in the first round of the $235,000 Monterrey
Open on Tuesday.
Vandeweghe broke the former champ's serve eight times and ripped 11 aces to
come away with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory on the hardcourts at Sierra Madre
Tennis Club. Bartoli captured this event in 2009.
The other top players cruised in their matches.
German Angelique Kerber played like the top seed as she disposed of American
Samantha Crawford, 6-3, 6-3.
Third-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko defeated Mexico's Ximena Hermoso, 7-5,
6-1, and fourth-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic bageled Russian Marta Sirotkina
6-0, 6-0 in a scant 45 minutes.
Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who won this title in 2010 and 2011,
was trailing fellow Russian Nina Bratchikova, 4-2, in the first set on Monday
when play was suspended for rain. Pavlyuchenkova recovered quite nicely,
winning all 10 games played on Tuesday en route to a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Eighth-seeded Ayumi Morita of Japan also leveled Slovak Jana Cepelova 6-0,
Additional opening-round wins came for American Lauren Davis, Russian
qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva, Serbian qualifier Jovana Jaksic and Croats Donna
Vekic and qualifier Tereza Mrdeza.
This week's Monterrey champ will collect $40,000.
The Sports Network