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Siniakova halted by rain, Parmentier out in Palermo

By Sports Desk July 22, 2019

Poor weather stopped Katerina Siniakova as she led at the Baltic Open, where Margarita Gasparyan departed on Monday.

Siniakova, the third seed in Latvia, was impressing in the final match of the day, leading Anhelina Kalinina 6-4 4-3, when the match was suspended due to a downpour.

The duo will be forced return to the court on Tuesday.

Gasparyan will not be back, though, as she retired when trailing 6-4 4-6 4-0 to Irina Bara.

Diana Marcinkevica ensured there would be a home representative in the next round with a 6-4 6-3 win over Kamilla Rakhimova, while Dalila Jakupovic won the other main-draw match 6-3 7-6 (7-5) against Ana Bogdan.

Pauline Parmentier, who notably defeated Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon, fell at the first hurdle at the Palermo International.

The fifth seed went out to Paula Badosa 6-4 7-6 (7-4), but fourth seed Tamara Zidansek fared better, beating Lara Arruabarrena 6-2 6-3.

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