Melinda Czink wins

  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 7:44 GMT

Second seed Yaroslava Shvedova was dumped out of the first round of the Brasil Tennis Cup as she lost to Hungary's Melinda Czink in three sets.

Melinda Czink: Claimed victory
Melinda Czink: Claimed victory

The Kazakhstani seemed on course for a simple win when she took the dominated the first set, but went on to lose 2-6 6-4 6-2.

Czink, ranked 100th in the world, edged a close second set then raced through the third to put herself into the second round.

Sixth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain also bowed out as she was beaten 5-7 7-6 (9/7) 6-1 by Romania's Monica Niculescu.

She will next face Croatia's Tereza Mrdeza, a 6-0 6-3 winner over Shahar Peer of Israel.

The other seed in action, number four Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa, avoided a similar fate as she battled from behind to beat Venezuela's Adriana Perez 2-6 6-4 6-0.

There were also wins for Spain's Beatriz Garcia Vidagany and Caroline Garcia of France.


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