Ana Ivanovic beaten by Caroline Garcia in Stuttgart
Last Updated: 22/04/15 1:10pm
Ana Ivanovic crashed out at the first hurdle of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Tuesday as she suffered another defeat to Caroline Garcia.
Serbian fifth seed Ivanovic, the 2014 runner-up, was seen off 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 by France's Garcia, who had already beaten her two previous times this year.
Other seeds made it through their first-round matches on Tuesday in Russian Ekaterina Makarova (six) and Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro (eight).
Both beat qualifiers, Makarova winning 6-4 7-6 (7-3) against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States, while Suarez Navarro overcame Russia's Evgeniya Rodina 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-4.
Also into round two are Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, American Madison Brengle, Czech Lucie Safarova and Russian Marina Melnikova.
They all face seeds next - Simona Halep (two), Petra Kvitova (three), Caroline Wozniacki (four) and Makarova respectively.