WARSAW, Poland – No. 1 Iga Swiatek beat Magdalena Frecz 6-1, 6-2 at the Poland Open on Wednesday in her first tournament since her third-round elimination at Wimbledon ended her 37-match winning streak .
Swiatek’s homecoming win extended her clay court winning streak to 17 games. The two-time French Open champion improved his record to 47-4 this season.
The 21-year-old Pole will face unseeded Romanian Gabriela Li, who beat Raluca Serban 3:6, 6:2, 7:5.
Defending champion Marina Zanevskaya was stunned by lucky loser Katerina Beindl of Ukraine 6-3, 6-3 in the first round match.
In other matches of the first round, Kristina Mladenovic from France beat the sixth seeded Anna Bondar with a score of 1:6, 7:5, 7:6 (8). After winning in Lausanne earlier this month, eighth-placed Petra Martic defeated Veronika Falkowska 7-5, 6-4.
Italian players Sara Errani and Elisabetta Cocciaretto advanced. Errani beat Arancha Rus 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 and Cocciaretto knocked out Martina Cupa 6-2, 6-3.
In the second round matches, Ana Bogdan from Romania beat Katerina Siniakova 6:0, 6:4, while the lucky Brazilian Laura Pigossi returned to beat Nadia Podoroska 3:6, 6:0, 6:4.