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Parmentier, Zakopalova win openers at Torneo Barcelona

Parmentier, Zakopalova win openers at Torneo Barcelona

Fifth-seeded Pauline Parmentier of France ended a six-match losing streak since February when she beat Sanda Mamic of Croatia 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Torneo Barcelona on Monday.
Parmentier, whose last win on the main WTA Tour, was at Bogota, broke Mamic four times.
Seventh-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic outlasted Karolina Sprem of Croatia 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in 2 hours, 20 minutes, and the only other seed in action, tournament favorite Shahar Peer of Israel, fought back from 4-0 down to level Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain 5-5 before darkness halted play.
Eloisa Compostizo de Andres, a 19-year-old from Spain, used to her wild card to win her first match on the main tour when she defeated Emilie Loit, a three-time winner on tour from France 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (5).
Other winners included Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.


Updated : 2021-07-26 07:43 GMT+08:00