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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Krajicek Flops, Capriati Prevails

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Wimbledon champion and fourth seed Richard Krajicek crashed out of the first round of the Czech Indoor Open , losing 6-4, 6-3 to Germany's David Prinosil.


Second seed Wayne Ferreira of South Africa also had a rough ride Tuesday but eventually overcame Italy's Renzo Furlan 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 while sixth seed Michael Stich of Germany cruised past Australian Sandon Stolle 7-6, 6-2.


Krajicek, whose parents emigrated from then Czechoslovakia to the Netherlands when he was a child, struggled to bring his booming serve under control from the outset, failing to mount a sustained attack against Prinosil, ranked number 58 in the world.


Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich found the going much easier Tuesday, taking a close first set before overpowering world number 71 Stolle in the second set.


European Indoor Championship. American Jennifer Capriati and Swiss teenager Martina Hingis of Switzerland both won their opening round matches.


Capriati defeated Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-4, while fifth-seed Hingis destroyed Japan's Naoko Sawamatsu 6-0, 6-1.


The 20-year-old Capriati, ranked 60th in the world, will now take on 7th seed Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria.











Sabatini, hampered by injuries the last year, committed four double-faults on way to losing the first set.


In the second set Capriati broke Sabatini early to take a 3-1 lead only to have the Argentinian immediately break back.


The two players traded two more breaks, Capriati finally breaking Sabatini a third time to secure the set and match in just over an hour.