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US Open: Lesia Tsurenko stuns Lucie Safarova

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
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.

Lesia Tsurenko
Lesia Tsurenko 

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