MARBELLA, Spain, April 8 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams Wednesday suffered a second consecutive defeat as she dropped a first-round match at the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Spain.
Williams lost the title match of the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday to Victoria Azarenka in straight sets. She was ousted from the Andalucia red clay-court event in three sets, with 95th-ranked Klara Zakopalova taking a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 decision.
Williams saved just three of 10 service-break situations and won just 45 percent of her service points in the loss.
In second-round matches Wednesday, fourth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues routed Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6-2, 6-3; No. 7-seeded Sorana Cirstea stopped Andreja Klepac, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; and Roberta Vinci beat Nicole Vaidisova, 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3-seeded Kaia Kanepi defeated Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round match.
The tournament continues through the weekend with the eventual champion taking home $112,303.