5th seed Vinci loses to Barthel at Open GDF Suez
Vinci struggled in the second set, dropping two of her service games, before Barthel immediately earned a break against the Italian to start the third. Vinci, who is ranked 16th, broke back but the 45th-ranked Barthel earned two more breaks to take the match.
Safarova next faces Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in the second round.
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