Tennis: Italy's Camila Giorgio knocked out of China Open

(AGI) Beijing, Sept 29 - Italy's Camila Giorgi lost to theCzech Republic's Lucie Safarova , 7-6 (3), 6-4 after one hourand 54 minutes in the China Open on Monday. Flavia Pennetta,seeded 14, has been drawn to play the U.S. Christina McHale inthe first round, in their first meeting. Other first roundresults: Ivanovic (Serbia 9) beat Bencic (Swi) 6-2, 6-1Pironkova (Bul, 12) beat Kirilenko (Rus) 6-4, 6-1, and Barthel(Ger) beat Mattek-Sands (USA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. The China Open isa WTA tournament combined with an ATP event, with prize moneyof 5,427,105 dollars and

(AGI) Beijing, Sept 29 - Italy's Camila Giorgi lost to theCzech Republic's Lucie Safarova , 7-6 (3), 6-4 after one hourand 54 minutes in the China Open on Monday. Flavia Pennetta,seeded 14, has been drawn to play the U.S. Christina McHale inthe first round, in their first meeting. Other first roundresults: Ivanovic (Serbia 9) beat Bencic (Swi) 6-2, 6-1Pironkova (Bul, 12) beat Kirilenko (Rus) 6-4, 6-1, and Barthel(Ger) beat Mattek-Sands (USA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. The China Open isa WTA tournament combined with an ATP event, with prize moneyof 5,427,105 dollars and is played on hard courts at theOlympic Park in Beijing. (AGI) .