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Medina Garrigues falls in Palermo upset

July 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

PALERMO, Italy, July 10 (UPI) -- Five-time champ Anabel Medina Garrigues fell in an upset Tuesday but top-seeded Sara Errani advanced to the second round at the Palermo Women's International.

The fourth-seeded Medina Garrigues was upended Italy's Maria Elena Camerin 6-1, 6-3 on the clay courts of the Country Time Club.

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The Spaniard, who was the defending champ after beating Slovenian Polona Hercog in last year's Palermo final, also won the event in 2001 and from 2004-06.

Errani, meanwhile, dispatched Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-1, 6-1 to move on, and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci doused countrywoman Karin Knapp 6-2, 6-2.

Also Tuesday, No. 3 seed Julia Goerges of Germany ousted Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) and fifth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro handled New Zealand's Sacha Jones 6-4, 6-1.

Other Day 2 winners included American Julia Cohen, Anna Tatishvili of Georgia, Britain's Laura Robson, Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain and Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

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