Mexican Open: Daria Gavrilova, Lesia Tsurenko advance to 2nd round; David Ferrer breezes past Andrey Rublev
Daria Gavrilova and Lesia Tsurenko advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open in Acapulco, after eliminating unseeded Madison Brengle and Lauren Davis, respectively.
Acapulco: Australian wildcard Daria Gavrilova and Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open in Acapulco on Monday, after eliminating unseeded Americans Madison Brengle and Lauren Davis, respectively.
Gavrilova, the third seed, rallied to beat Brengle in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, in two hours and 21 minutes.
Gavrilova won despite making 11 double faults compared to just three for Brengle. Gavrilova won 66 percent of her first serve points but had her serve broken five times.
The defending champion and seventh seed Tsurenko defeated Davis 6-4, 6-1 in 77 minutes.
On the men's side of the joint WTA and ATP tournament, David Ferrer of Spain breezed past Russia's Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-3 in a night match to reach the second round.
The unseeded Ferrer won 78 percent of his first-serve points and broke Rublev's serve four times in the 83 minute contest.
Ferrer next faces the winner of a match between sixth seeded Juan Martin Del Potro and Mischa Zverev of Germany.
In other first round matches, Ryan Harrison edged fellow American John Isner 6-3, 7-6 (5).
TTFI form inquiry panel to investigate Manika Batra's allegations of match-fixing against Soumyadeep Roy
TTFI-vice president Chiranjib Choudhuri has been named the chairman of the inquiry panel which has to submit its report within six weeks. Janendra Jain and Parth Goswami are the two lawyers in the panel while Yashpal Rana is the other member.
Manika Batra alleges national coach Soumyadeep Roy asked her to fix match in Olympic qualifiers, says report
Responding to the Table Tennis Federation of India's show-cause notice, Manika strongly denied that she brought disrepute to the game by refusing Roy's help.
The 18-year-old Briton became the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam when she defeated 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.