Vinci, Errani into 2nd round at Budapest



BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Top-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy crushed Slovakia’s Lenka Jurikova 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the second round of the Budapest Grand Prix on Tuesday.

Vinci next will face Timea Babos of Hungary, who beat Anna Remondina of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Romania’s Madalina Gojnea 6-3, 6-1.

But No. 4 Lucie Hradecka and No. 6 Mathilde Johansson lost in the first round. Eva Birnerova rallied past Hradecka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Czech match, and Slovakia’s Zuzana Kucova upset Johansson of France 7-6 (2), 7-5.

Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, Ukrainians Lesia Tsurenko and Kateryna Bondarenko, Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, and Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain also advanced to the second round.