Top-seeded Peer upset by Llagostera Vives in opener at Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain -- No. 1 seed Shahar Peer of Israel was bounced from the first round of the Torneo Barcelona by unseeded Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain on Tuesday, 7-5, 6-2.
Peer rallied from 0-4 to tie the first set at 5 against the 73rd-ranked Llagostera Vives before fading light halted play on Monday. But she lost eight of 10 games when play resumed Tuesday.
No. 3 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia also was eliminated along with No. 8 Tathiana Garbin of Italy.
Cibulkova retired ...
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