Malek upsets the odds
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
The Spaniard had gone into the match confident after reaching the quarter-finals in Prague last week and looked set for a comfortable route to round two after taking the first set 6-2.
But Malek, the world number 77, hit back strongly to score a 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory and ensured Suarez Navarro would be the first seeded casualty of the tournament.
Also on the opening day of action Romania’s Ioana Olaru defeated Marta Domachowska 5-7 6-4 6-3 and there was a good win for Germany-based Bosnian Andrea Petkovic over Sandra Kloesel 6-4 6-3.