BIRMINGHAM, England, June 7 (UPI) -- No. 9 Emilie Loit advanced Monday to the second round at the DFS Classic, but three seeded players were ousted.
Loit defeated English wild card Jan O'Donoghue, 6-4, 7-5. The Frenchwoman captured the first two WTA Tour titles of her career on clay this spring.
American qualifier Kelly McCain knocked off No. 11 Tina Pisnik of Slovenia, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Luxembourg's Anne Kremer downed No. 12 Magui Serna of Spain, 6-2, 6-2.
In another upset, Milagros Sequera of Venezuela rallied past No. 14 Lina Krasnoroutskaya of Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
France's Marion Bartoli suffered a left hip injury early in her match against Italian Flavia Pennetta. The first set was tied at 1-1 when Bartoli retired from the match and was taken to the hospital for exams.