Marion Bartoli upset at Barcelona

Updated: April 25, 2011, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.

The 72nd-ranked Rybarikova broke the 2007 Wimbledon runner-up twice in the first set and three times in the second.

Second-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania advanced when Zuzana Kucova of Slovakia retired while trailing 6-1, 5-0. Also, No. 6 Roberta Vinci of Italy, who beat Silvia Soler Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 6-3.

Other first-round winners included Yaroslava Shvedova, Estrella Cabeza Candela, Maria Elena Camerin and Jill Craybas.


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