Top-ranked Daria Kasatkina struggles in opening round of Palermo Open
Top ranked Daria Kasatkina Struggled at times before beating Martina Trevisan on Tuesday in starting round of the Palermo open.
She will next face Russian Compatriot Tatian Prozorova,who beat Nigina Abduraimova.
Third-seeded Mayar Sherif of Egypt had a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5 comeback victory over Jéssica Bouzas Maneiro of Spain.
Sherif will play Sofya Lansere in the second round despite her opponent losing in the qualifiers. Lansere was promoted to the main draw after Lucrezia Stefanini pulled out shortly before her scheduled opening match against Olga Danilovic with a shoulder injury. But Danilovic also withdrew because of a medical reason after losing the first set 6-3..
Seventh-seeded Emma Navarro of the United States is also through to the second round after she beat Eva Vedder 7-6 (5), 6-1.