New York: Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list yesterday when the Czech left-hander became the fourth top-10 player to lose in the first round.
Lucie Safarova walks off after losing to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko yesterday. Pic/AFP
Sixth-seeded Safarova slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, the woman she defeated in the semi-finals in New Haven just last week.
Safarova, the French Open runner-up, joins seventh seed Ana Ivanovic, eighth-ranked Karolina Pliskova and Carla Suarez Navarro, the 10th seed, in failing to get out of the first round.