• Pilot Pen

Wickmayer crashes out at New Haven

ESPN staff
August 24, 2010
Yanina Wickmayer reached a career-high ranking of No. 12 in April © Getty Images

Yanina Wickmayer was sent crashing out of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament by Timea Bacsinszky.

No. 5 seed Wickmayer, whose serve is one of her major assets, was broken five times and was let down by her second serve as she was convincingly beaten 6-3 6-1.

Bacsinszky will now meet Maria Kirilenko after the world No.25 needed three sets to beat fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 3-6 6-1.

Second seed Sam Stosur was in second round action and she progressed by a hair's breadth against Italian Sara Errani. US Open fifth seed Stosur looked on track for a straight-forward victory when she took the first set in quick fashion but she ultimately needed a final set tie-break to secure the match 6-1 3-6 7-6.

Back in the first round, Errani's countrywoman and the seventh seed Flavia Pennetta cruised to a 6-4 6-4 win over Alisa Kleybanova. Sixth seed Marion Bartoli was made to work hard for her win over Alona Bondarenko. Bartoli served ten double faults as she was forced to battle from a set down before eventually progressing 6-7(4) 7-6(2) 6-3.

Olga Govortsova surprised Andrea Petkovic, while Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova eased past Tsvetana Pironkova 6-1 7-5.

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