Christina McHale defeated in Osaka
OSAKA, Japan -- Eighth-seeded Christina McHale of the United States lost in the first round of the Japan Open on Monday, beaten by Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 7-5.
Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France and seventh-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa had no trouble advancing.
Bartoli, ranked No. 11, was broken once in the first set in defeating Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-2, 6-2. Scheepers beat Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-2, 6-2.
Two other Americans were ...
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