Ellicott City's Capra loses in Citi Open final-round qualifier

Brengle advances, 7-6 (4), 6-7, 6-1, in WTA International Level event

July 26, 2011|By The Washington Post

COLLEGE PARK — Madison Brengle defeated Ellicott City native Beatrice Capra, 7-6 (4), 6-7, 6-1, in final-round qualifying Monday at the Citi Open.

Rain delayed the match for nearly two hours midway through the first set.

Capra burst onto the pro tennis scene with her run to the third round of the U.S. Open last September but has had a rough time since.

"Right after the U.S. Open, I got injured and then in the beginning of this year I got really sick and couldn't play for two months. I went through a lot of coaching changes," Capra said. "This is probably my worst year yet. But I know if I stay positive and keep working hard, I'm going to come out of this stronger."

In other qualifying matches at the first-year Women's Tennis Association International Level event, Alexandra Mueller defeated Asia Muhammed, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5), and Ryoko Fuda beat Kim Grajdek, 6-2, 6-3, 6-0.

In first-round action, Varvara Lepchenko beat Sloane Stephens, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Yaroslava Shvedova defeated Elena Baltacha, 6-2, 7-6 (5); Virginie Razzano beat Misaki Doi, 6-2, 6-2; and Eleni Daniilidou defeated Heather Watson, 6-4, 6-1.

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