Roberta Vinci loses to Barthel at Open GDF Suez

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 11:06 AM

PARIS (AP) — Fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci lost to Mona Barthel of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round of the Open GDF Suez on Wednesday.

After winning the first set, Vinci was broken twice in the second. Then Barthel broke again to start the third set.

The 16th-ranked Italian broke back right away, but Barthel, ranked 45th, broke twice more to clinch the match.

Barthel will meet third-seeded Marion Bartoli of France or Christina McHale of the United States in the quarterfinals.

Sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic recovered from an early scare to beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Safarova next faces Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.

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