The Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, first seed, was eliminated this Monday of the Lyon WTA tournament (France) by losing to the 139th in the world, the Danish Clara Taison.
Alexandrova, 33 of the WTA ranking, succumbed to the first exchange before Tauson for 6-3 and 6-4 in an hour and a half. The Danish will play in the round of 16 against the Hungarian Timea Babos, executioner this Monday of the Varvara Gracheva for 6-4, 5-7 and 6-3.
The sixth favorite, the Romanian, has also been knocked out Sorana Cirstea, in his case at the hands of the Serbian Nina stojanovic for 6-4 and 6-0.
Yes, the eighth seeded player, the Dutchwoman, overcame the first round. Arantxa Rus, that beat the china Xiyu Wang for 7-6 (6) and 6-4.