Marion Bartoli ousted in first round
Need the scores from any match played in today's tournaments? Results
Taiwanese qualifier Kai-Chen Chang was leading Bartoli 4-3 when the Frenchwoman retired with an injury. Mathilde Johansson of France defeated Niculescu 7-5, 6-2. The 27-year-old Johansson won despite 12 double-faults.
Second-seeded Zheng Jie of China, third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania and fourth-seeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland also advanced.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
MORE TENNIS HEADLINES
- Top seed Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title
- Dimitrov pulls out of Citi Open citing illness
- Cuevas beats Robredo in Croatia Open final
- Andujar wins Swiss Open to end title drought