Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the WTA tournament in Turkish Istanbul (gravel/ $ 250,000) turned off, by the Italian Sara Errani.
Flipkens (WTA 70) lost in two sets (6-3 and 6-4), Errani (WTA 93) after a contest of one hour and 25 minutes. Last week lost to Errani at the Fed Cup with Italy two times in Belgium. Alison Van Uytvanck and Elise Mertens were too strong for the 30-year-old Italian.
Also Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 49) may her bags. She had in her first round record against the Australian Alja Tomljanovic (WTA 95). After a contest of one hour and 23 minutes, there was a double 6-3 defeat on the board for the Grimbergen. In the second round, take the 24-year-old Tomljanovic against Donna Vekic (WTA 54).