Top-seeded Farina Elia Exits WTA Portoroz
Posted on September 21, 2005
Top-seeded Silvia Farina Elia was unceremoniously dumped out in the first round of play Tuesday at the WTA stop in Portoroz, ousted by German Vanessa Henke who had not won a tour-level match in 2005 entering the event.
"It was not my day," Farina Elia said. "Besides, it was cold and windy."
No. 5 seed Marion Bartoli was another upset victim, upset by 23-year-old Estonian Maret ani in straight sets.
Seeded winners on the day were (2) Anabel Medina Garrigues (d. Pironkova), (3) Kveta Peschke (d. Sucha, bagel in the second) and (7) Iveta Benesova (d. (Q) Vrljiv).
Unseeded players advancing into the second round were Slovenia's (WC) Masa Zec Peskiric (d. (Q) Prusova), Czech Zuzana Ondraskova (d. (WC) Klepac in three), Greek Eleni Daniilidou (d. Pin in three), German qualifier Angelika Bachmann (d. (Q) Szavay) and German countrywoman Sandra Kloesel (d. Kurhajcova in three), France's Severine Bremond (d. Kostanic in two tiebreaks), and Russian Ekaterina Bychkova (d. (LL) Schaul).
Suspended due to darkness was Meilen Tu vs. Selima Sfar.
Scheduled for Wednesday in Portoroz are Ondraskova vs. Vinci, Srebotnik vs. Bachmann, Koukalova vs. Kloesel, Bremond vs. Peschke, and Sfar vs. Tu (to finish).