Craybas wastes nine break points

Updated: May 18, 2010, 2:25 PM ET
Associated Press

STRASBOURG, France -- Sybille Bammer of Austria rallied to beat Pauline Parmentier of France 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday and reach the second round of the Strasbourg International.

Bammer will face Julia Goerges, who outlasted Maria Elena Camerin of Italy 5-7, 7-5, 6-1.

Dia Evtimova defeated Tatjana Malek of Germany 6-4, 7-5.

The 267th-ranked Evtimova reached the second round of a WTA Tour event for the first time in her career and will play top-seeded Maria Sharapova.

Bammer led 4-0 in the final set but faltered as Parmentier won five straight games to get an opportunity to serve out the match. But a double-fault from the Frenchwoman helped Bammer even it 5-5.

In other matches, Jill Craybas of the United States lost to Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-1. Craybas squandered nine break points, while Arvidsson converted five of eight break chances.

Anabel Medina Garrigues cruised past Sandra Zahlavova 6-1, 6-0, and Yvonne Meusburger beat Alla Kudryavtseva 6-4, 6-3.

Arvidsson will meet third-seeded Virginie Razzano, who defeated Chang Kai-chen 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Lucie Hradecka defeated Julie Coin 7-5, 6-2, and will face Medina Garrigues.

Meusburger will take on Kristina Barrois, who edged Stephanie Foretz 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8).

Barrois was scheduled to play fourth-seeded Peng Shuai, but Peng experienced dizziness and withdrew.


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