Tsurenko beats Antonitsch in Nuremberg

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Fourth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko beat wild card Mira Antonitsch 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Nuremberg on Sunday.

Irina Falconi eased past another wild card, Katharina Gerlach, 6-0, 6-3.

Nicole Gibbs defeated Kristyna Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 to also advance to the second round.

The tournament is a warm-up for the French Open that starts in a week.