Mona Barthel advances in Austria
BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Top-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany needed only 35 minutes to advance to the second round of the Gastein Ladies, routing Chiara Scholl of the United States 6-0, 6-0 on Monday.
Barthel lost only eight points on her serve and didn't face any break points. The 31st-ranked German took over the top seeding after defending champion Alize Cornet pulled out with a shoulder injury.
Third-seeded Irina Begu of Romania defeated Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-3, 6-3. Begu, who had seven aces but double-faulted 11 times, will next play either Hungarian Grand Prix finalist Yvonne Meusburger of Austria or Jasmina Tinjic of Bosnia.