Posted July 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Top-seeded Sara Errani cruised past Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Italiacom Open on Tuesday, while five-time champion Anabel Medina Garrigues lost 6-1, 6-3 to Italian wild card Maria Elena Camerin. Errani reached the French Open final last month and is now ranked a career-high No. 9. She won this clay tournament in 2008. Medina Garrigues' titles at the Country Time Club came in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011. In other matches, second-seeded Roberta Vinci beat fellow Italian Karin Knapp 6-2, 6-2; third-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany defeated Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-4, 7-6 (8); and fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain beat Sacha Jones of Australia 6-4, 6-1. Also, 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain routed Valentyna Ivakhnenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0.

Top seed Errani into Palermo quarters

Top-seeded Sara Errani needed little more than an hour to defeat 108th-ranked Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Italiacom Open quarterfinals. Errani was the runner-up at the French Open last month and is ranked a career-high No. 9 this week. She won this clay tournament in 2008. Meanwhile, 85th-ranked Alexandra Cadantu of Romania upset seventh...
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