Published on April 29th, 2014 | by John Lyons0
Top tennis trio sent tumbling in Germany
Chile´s top three women´s players suffered immediate exits in the Wiesbadeb Tennis Open.
Germany – Daniela Seguel, Andrea Koch and Cecilia Costa had hoped to win through the qualifying competition to enter the main draw, but were unable to make progress in the US $25,000, clay court event.
Chilean number one Seguel, at a career-high 257 in the world rankings, fought hard, but succumbed 6-4, 6-4 against Austria´s Yvonne Neuwirth (412).
Koch (411) was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Holland´s Lesley Kerkhove (253), while Costa (428) was thrashed 6-1, 6-1 by Russia´s Ekaterina Alexandrova (369).
Seguel and Costa will hope for better fortunes in the doubles, where they are the second seeds. They’ve been given a bye in the first round.