Bammer ousted in Quebec
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:07
Third seed Bammer was looking to finish her season on high note at the Tier III hardcourt event in Quebec City, but world number 209 Oudin, who has just one career win, claimed the first set.
Bammer rebounded in the second set and took Oudin to the brink in the final frame, but did not have enough to avoid a surprising early exit.
The Austrian reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open and also made it to the final eight at the Olympics in August, but the 28-year-old has struggled recently after losing in the second round at Stuttgart in September and being ousted in the first round at Zurich earlier this month.
Also on Monday, sixth seeded American Bethanie Mattek beat Canadian wildcard Sharon Fichman 6-3 6-3, while Russian Olga Puchkova also downed Canada’s Marie-Eve Pelletier in straight sets.
American Julie Ditty defeated Poland’s Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (7/1) 6-2, while Canadian wildcard Valerie Tetreault topped France’s Mathilde Johansson 6-1 7-5.