Manasieva stuns Medina Garrigues
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
The Russian world number 141, playing the highest-ranked opponent of her career, battled back from a nightmare second set to triumph 6-3 1-6 7-5 and will next play Croatian wild-card Petra Martic.
Fourth seed Robert Vinci avoided the same fate as she brushed aside local wild-card Nastja Kolar 6-2 6-0, while seventh seed Vera Dushevina was also a comfortable 6-0 6-3 winner over Tathiana Garbin.
Maria Camerin and Camille Pin were among other winners, while Russian qualifier Ksenia Pervak’s reward for a three-set win over Julia Goerges will be a second-round clash with world number one Dinara Safina.