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Rybarikova surprises Scheepers in D.C.

July 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova upended second-seeded Chanelle Scheepers Monday, advancing to the second round at the Citi Open in Washington.

Rybarikova, 23, had little trouble dispatching the South African, reeling off a 6-2, 6-1 victory on the hard courts at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center.

Scheepers wasn't the only seeded player to fall Monday -- No. 5 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic took a tumble at the hands of Hungarian Edina Gallovits-Hall 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Third-seeded American Sloane Stephens beat Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

Other Day 2 winners included seventh-seeded American Coco Vandeweghe, eighth-seeded Belarusian Olga Govortsova, Swede Johanna Larsson, Slovak Jana Cepelova, Greek Eleni Daniilidou, Hungarian Melinda Czink, American Irina Falconi and France's Aravane Rezai.

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