Danielle Collins gets off to a good start in Palermo

Seeded Danielle Collins defeated Katharina Gerlach of Germany 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Women’s Open in Palermo, Italy.

American Collins only needed 90 minutes as she won 74% of her first serve points (23 of 31) and converted half of her 10 break point opportunities to defeat Gerlach’s five aces. .

Two seeds were upset in Tuesday’s action. Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti knocked out Bulgarian No. 5 seed Viktoriya Tomova 6-4, 6-1, and Serbian Olga Danilovic outlasted No. Russian. 8th seed Kamilla Rakhimova 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Other winners included No. 4 seed Shuai Zhang from China, No. 7 seed Astra Sharma from Australia, Elena-Gabriela Ruse from Romania, Katarina Zavatska from Ukraine and American Francesca Di Lorenzo.

BNP Paribas Poland Open

American Varvara Lepchenko needed three hours and eight minutes to defeat Russian Marina Melnikova 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round in Gdynia, Poland.

Lepchenko made four aces without double faults and saved 13 of 18 break points en route to the long victory.

Another game in Gdynia came close to three hours when Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch knocked down No. 11 seed Olga Govortsova of Belarus 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 in two hours and 59 minutes.

No. 3 seeds Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania, No. 6 Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus, No. 9 The Spanish Nuria Parrizas Diaz, the Polish Katarzyna Kawa, the Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze and the Russian Amina Anshba also progressed.

– Field level media

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