(June 21, 2016) Third seed and defending champion Belinda Bencic lost to 2013 winner Elena Vesnina 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) on Tuesday in the second round of the Eastbourne International.
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska moved on when her opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni retired with gastrointestinal illness with the Polish woman leading Radwanska led 6-4, 2-1.
“She was still playing great tennis, very powerful game, very consistent,” said Radwanska. “So I was surprised that something happened to her.”
“Well, very tough conditions today,” Radwanska said. “I think the first day that it was really windy. And with her powerful game, sometimes it’s hard to find a right rhythm from the beginning.
“But, well, is not easy match for the first round as well here. But, well, still happy that I could win that one-and-a-half sets and ready for the next one.”
Second seed Roberta Vinci lost to 2010 champion Ekaterina Makarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. A total of ten seeded players lost on Tuesday including fourth seed Timea Bacsinszky, sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and eighth seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
Fifth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced with a straight sets win over Timea Babos.
“I think that I’m kind of feeling that I am playing well, even though I kind of lost some of the matches in a couple of months,” Kvitova said. “But I think it’s pretty good.
“The main thing is to stay healthy, for sure. Otherwise I feel good. I think that the mental side should be a little bit, you know, stronger.”
Caroline Wozniacki is into the third round by dominating seventh seed Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-1.
“I feel good, said the Dane. “The ankle is feeling good. As long as I’m stable and moving well, it feels good.
“I’m pleased with the way I have been playing. You know, the first match I played quite well, but today I feel I played even better. Hopefully there is more tennis to come.”
AEGON INTERNATIONAL – EASTBOURNE, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 19 – 25, 2016
RESULTS – JUNE 21, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
 A. Radwanska (POL) d [Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 64 21 Retired (Gastrointestinal Illness)
E. Makarova (RUS) d  R. Vinci (ITA) 46 64 63
E. Vesnina (RUS) d  B. Bencic (SUI) 76(4) 76(5)
K. Mladenovic (FRA) d  T. Bacsinszky (SUI) 61 75
 P. Kvitova (CZE) d T. Babos (HUN) 64 76(5)
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) d  S. Kuznetsova (RUS) 26 64 75
C. Wozniacki (DEN) d  S. Stosur (AUS) 62 61
M. Doi (JPN) d  C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 36 64 61
 Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 62 62
 J. Konta (GBR) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) 76(4) 61
 D. Cibulkova (SVK) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) 63 63
A. Petkovic (GER) d  S. Errani (ITA) 61 36 64
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) d  A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 63
E. Bouchard (CAN) d  I. Begu (ROU) 63 61
A. Friedsam (GER) d  L. Safarova (CZE) 76(5) 64
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) d [Q] A. Konjuh (CRO) 61 53 Retired ( Neck Injury )
[Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d [LL] D. Allertova (CZE) 64 62
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) d Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 62 46 64
A. Friedsam (GER) d [LL] A. Kontaveit (EST) 67(3) 64 64
M. Doi (JPN) d [Q] P. Hercog (SLO) 64 64
D. Gavrilova (AUS) d A. Schmiedlova (SVK) 61 75
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) d [Q] A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) 67(4) 76(4) 62
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [LL] S. Zhang (CHN) 61 76(3)
Women’s Doubles – First Round
 T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 61 62
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) / D. Kasatkina (RUS) 64 16 10-6
Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) d C. Chuang (TPE) / C. Liang (CHN) 26 63 10-6
ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) vs C. Wozniacki (DEN)
Not Before 1:00 pm
 A. Radwanska (POL) vs E. Bouchard (CAN)
 P. Kvitova (CZE) vs  J. Konta (GBR)
A. Petkovic (GER) vs E. Makarova (RUS)
 M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) or [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS) vs D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS)
COURT 1 start 11:00 am
 D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR)
K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs A. Friedsam (GER)
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) vs E. Vesnina (RUS)
M. Doi (JPN) vs  Ka. Pliskova (CZE)
After suitable rest –  E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) or A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)
COURT 2 start Not Before 1:00 pm
 M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS)
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) vs A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 36 20 To finish
Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) vs  T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) or R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) or  H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE)
COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) vs R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) 57 00 To finish
Not Before 1:00 pm
S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) vs  H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) 00 To finish